Directed by: John Waters
Starring: Kathleen Turner (Mom), Sam Waterston (Dad), Matthew Lillard (Chip), Ricki Lake (Misty), Justin Whalin (Scotty Barnhill), Patty Hearst (Juror), Traci Lords (Carl’s girlfriend)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Genres: Serial Killers, Courtroom Drama, Family
Plot – Spoilers:
Another from John Waters lampooning the fucked up American family and their facade of functionality by having regular meals together.
The Sutphins with their manicured lawns are the perfect middle-class family with Dad a successful dentist, Mom an attractive genial lady whom the garbagemen dote on, and kids evenly distributed among genders with relatively normal interests and issues.
But Mom is ill and degenerating by the hour. What begins as vulgar prank calls to a divorced neighbor lady who stole her parking slot, soon turns into killing anyone who pisses her off.
Traci Lords and Patty Hearst appear in cameos – a not-so ironic casting choice.