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Loved One

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The funeral business gets a giant raspberry in this wickedly wacky, resplendently ridiculous farce based on Evelyn Waugh's macabre comic masterpiece and directed with inspired verve by Tony Richardson (Tom Jones). But the American way of death isn't the film's only target: sex, greed, religion and mother love are also in the crosshairs of its satirical shots. Robert Morse plays a bemused would-be poet who gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur (Jonathan Winters), a mom-obsessed mortician (Rod Steiger) and other bizarre characters played by such adept farceurs as John Gielgud, Robert Morley, Tab Hunter, Milton Berle, James Coburn and Liberace. If The Loved One doesn't make you laugh, call the undertaker!

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 202414193
UPC 012569678224
UPC 14 00012569678224
Format DVD
Release Date 6/20/2006
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Brian Smedley-Aston - Editor
Christopher Isherwood - Screenplay
Dana Andrews - Actor
Evelyn Waugh - Based On Novel By
Hal Ashby - Editor
Haskell Wexler - Cinematographer
Haskell Wexler - Producer
John Addison - Original Music By
John Calley - Producer
Milton Berle - Actor
Robert Morse - Actor
Rod Steiger - Actor
Terry Southern - Screenplay
Tony Richardson - Director
Reviews
ReviewSource FilmCritic.com
Review Decades before Six Feet Under, The Loved One skewered the paradox of the funeral business in appearance-obsessed L.A. Wildly and unpredictably funny, The Loved One careens from scene to scene so quickly you may not be able to keep up with the jokes. The black and white photography from Haskell Wexler is stark, reminiscent of Dr. Strangelove (as is the whole film -- with Jonathan Winters in two roles), though some of the details get lost in the deep shadows. It's finally coming to DVD, and well worth picking up.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Christopher Null
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Bob Bloom, Journal & Courier A wonderful, witty satire, with Steiger's performance a riot.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Correctly advertised as the picture with something to offend everyone...howlingly funny...

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