Lipstick for the Murdered

Posted: February 23, 2012 in movie
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Lipstick, bullets, and funerals brought this modern family together. “Drool” is about an Oklahoma mother, Anora, who survives her abusive marriage by living in her own fantasy world.  In her head, she has “fantasy Bob,” who is a kind, romantic and most unrealistic husband. But the fantasy in her head isn’t enough anymore to stop her to want what she truly desires.

Then, destiny intervenes and the lonely housewife meets her new neighbor, Imogene. Imogene is a beautiful, spunky black woman who works as a traveling beautician. Her racist husband tries to stop their friendship, but the two women are naturally drawn to one another. Soon, they fall in love, which leads to the accidental death of Anora’s husband.

It seems like a strong women empowered movie yet it is more of a twisted dark comedy with a female lead. After Anora’s husband’s death, the story takes off. Since a dead body is not environmentally healthy to keep in the house, Anora takes her two kids and her new lover to Georgia to dispose of the body. Of course, Georgia is the most rational place to go when you have a dead body in the trunk!

This movie fit between “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Sunshine Cleaners.” The dark characters of the movie are covered perfectly by situational humor. Its shows how death can bring a family closer together. This short independent movie is perfect for the awkward time in your weekend’s afternoons. This movie is on Netflix.

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-MD

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