Drop Dead Gorgeous
d. Michael Patrick Jann / 1999 / USA / 97 mins
Viewed on: BBC1 (UK)
Drop Dead Gorgeous is still as funny and irrepressibly dry as the first time I saw it, even in spite of its existence within the very, very much overdone mockumentary genre. These days, outside of the odd Christopher Guest film (Best in Show, A Mighty Wind et al), this is one of the few mockumentaries that I can actually bear to watch.
Inadvertently, it was also the second film starring Amy Adams that I had seen that day. In fact, Drop Dead Gorgeous was something of a star factory for young female talent, boasting the likes of Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Amy Adams and Brittany Murphy. Okay, so they’re not the Hepburns, but still…