In DEATH BECOMES HER, set in Beverly Hills, Dr. Mandel (Bruce Willis) is a plastic surgeon who keeps his clients looking youthful. However, when his wife Madeline (Meryl Streep) has to compete with a youthful rival (Goldie Hawn), she seeks the help of a mystic–Isabella Rossellini. Isabella has a magic potion, which renews youth for a season. When Madeline arrives home, she and her husband argue, and he pushes her down the stairs. Madeline gets up with her head turned around–a triviality which she remedies. When Hawn reappears, Madeline shoots her. However, she, too, recovers with a huge abdominal “see through” hole! Madeline complains, “So you have taken the potion, too…?” Years later, at Dr. Mandel’s funeral, the women, who have become dysfunctional friends, fall down the church stairs, winding up with their body parts disconnected.
DEATH BECOMES HER is laced with obscenities, full-length female nudity and occult practices. The two women will supposedly live on in a fallen, sinful condition. As Christians, it is only as we find eternal life through Jesus Christ that we have any guarantees that we can and will live forever.
(L, V, S, N, Ab, O, M) Less than 10 obscenities; woman pushed down stairs with intent to kill her & woman shot with gun; implied adultery; full-length female nudity; anti-biblical idea in movie's immortality/"fountain of youth" premise; occult practices in magic potions & powers; and, premeditated murder.