Undertaking Betty

Undertaking Betty

Streaming Video - 2005
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Stuck in a marriage that's killing her, Betty thinks the only way to break from her two-timing scoundrel of a husband is to fake her own death! With the help of her rekindled old flame, the local undertaker, a quiet funeral is planned down to the smallest detail. But nothing goes as planned when a competing funeral director jumps in determined to give Betty a send-off no one will ever forget!
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax, 2005.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 94 min.)) : sd., col.
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Alternative Title: Plots with a view.

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Dec 05, 2019

A good british romp with some favouite actors. Romcom, revenge, a touch of insanity.

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LostWages
Sep 18, 2019

This is a charming, low-key romantic, yet dark comedy - a tale of lost love found again.

Originally set in America, the writer changed the setting to Wales, which results in some beautiful locations. Many of the film's funniest moments happen in the background during exchanges of dialogue and have little or nothing to do with the plot.

Superb cast and excellent performances. There are some holes in this quirky & thoroughly delightful story (two funeral directors in a small Welsh village?) but I enjoyed it anyway.

If you appreciate typical British bedroom farces, then there will be laugh out loud funny moments for you, too!

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LostWages
Sep 18, 2019

Boris Plots, director of the Plots Funeral Home, dreamed of only two things as a young boy: dancing and Betty.
Betty secretly loved Boris, but could not fight her father's wishes, so she was married off to a gold digger.
Boris gave up his dreams and took over the family's undertaking business in their small Welsh village.
Everything has remained status quo in their lives until Betty's mother-in-law dies. Boris and Betty are thrust together again and as they discuss the funeral arrangements for Betty's mother-in-law, the old spark is re-kindled.

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LostWages
Sep 18, 2019

Protagonist talking to young child gardening:

Betty: "Willie, you do know that those are all weeds you've left there?"

Willie: "Yeah? They were so pretty, I thought they were flowers. Who decides what's flowers?"

Betty: "What do you mean?"

Willie: "Well, it's a pretty nice plant. It's got beautiful flowers and everything, But then somebody comes along, calls it a weed, and I got to pull it out. Doesn't seem fair somehow."

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