- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 6, 2008
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Collectors Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary:
- John Waters - Director; Kathleen Turner - Star
- John Waters - Director
- THE KINGS OF GORE: Herschell Gordon Lewis and David Friedman
- SERIAL MOM: Surreal Moments
- Making of SERIAL MOM
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I never say the 'P' word out loud!"
- Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner), when accused of making an obscene phone call to a neighbor
"Somebody ought to kill her...give her a happy face..."
- Garbage man to Beverley when discussing a neighbor who doesn't recycle
"Now I'll never get a boyfriend!"
- Misty (Ricki Lake), after her mother is announced on the radio as a serial killer
"Chip, you know I hate the 'brown word.'"
- Beverly to her son, Chip (Matthew Lillard), after he says a certain four-letter word
"You can't wear white shoes after Labor Day!"
- Beverly to Juror #8 (Patricia Hearst)
"Do you think I need to call a lawyer'"--Beverly to Chip
"You need an agent."
Premiere - 09/01/1994
"...Polite, perverse, sublime..." - Recommended
Rolling Stone - 05/05/1994
"John Waters and Kathleen Turner bring out the sicko best in each other in SERIAL MOM. It's a killingly funny spoof of crime and nonpunishment..."
New York Times - 04/13/1994
"...Turner leaps into the most delicious role she has had in years....[Waters] concocts a cute suburban satire, a warmly funny movie that even a mother could love..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/26/1994
"...There's a martini dryness to Waters's sick sense of humor that's perfectly embodied in Turner's performance." -- Rating: B+
USA Today - 04/13/1994
"...This is a high Waters mark....The renegade director/writer kicks the nation smack in its collective groin, marvelously mocking the oh-so-current mania over crime figures and tabloid scandals..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Total Film - 09/01/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "Water's spin on serial-killer films holds up as both a skewering of celebrity culture and a gleeful gore-com."
SERIAL MOM is John Waters's spoof of (and homage to) the perfect suburban housewife--and the homicidal impulses seething beneath that cheery exterior.
Black Comedy |
Cult Film |
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