By Glenn Kenny
Updated August 26, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Serial Mom

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  • Movie

John Waters’ amusing melding of Douglas Sirk melodrama with America’s Most Wanted documentary stylings resonates more on video than in theaters, and it’s not just a case of diminished expectations being rewarded tenfold. This story of an ultra-efficient matriarch (Kathleen Turner) who kills off anyone who disturbs her family or aesthetic sense is quintessentially TV-friendly. And there’s a martini dryness to Waters’ sick sense of humor that’s perfectly embodied in Turner’s performance. B+

Serial Mom

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
director
  • John Waters

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