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Undertaking Betty (2002)

Plots with a View (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 June 2003 (Germany)
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.



(as Frederick Ponzlov)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Higgins ...
Young Betty
Joshua Jenkins ...
Young Boris (as Josh Jenkins)
Shaun Phillips ...
Young Hugh
Boris Plots
Betty Rhys-Jones
Hugh Rhys-Jones
Menna Trussler ...
Dilys Rhys-Jones
Delbert Butterfield
Lennie Huhtala ...
Albert Pontefreece
Padrig Owen Jones ...
Thelma / Selma
Stan Stennett ...
Albert Edwards


A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

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A comedy where love finds new life and death is something to laugh about.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

12 June 2003 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Undertaking Betty  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(Dinard Festival of British Cinema)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While filming scenes in Llantrisant, Wales, Lee Evans fell from a window and landed on a large nail. The sharp spike pierced his body and narrowly missed one of his kidneys. See more »


When Boris Plots is awaken by his cat, you can see the string attached to the cat's paw. See more »


Delbert Butterfield: Frank.
Frank Featherbed: Huh?
Delbert Butterfield: Why do old people have such huge ears?
Frank Featherbed: It's cartilage. Keeps growing.
Delbert Butterfield: But they hear less.
Frank Featherbed: It shall remain a mystery.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Blue Skies
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Maxine Sullivan & Her Orchestra
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17 March 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Hilarious from start to finish, there's got to be great courage to handle the theme of death with a smile, specially when two funeral parlors are battling for control of the market: a classic parlor and a revolutionary one where every funeral is a show, lead by Christopher Walken, a treat in the role of the visionary american mortitian. But the rest of the cast is great also, and this one is another success that only UK is capable of making. Surprising among the ensemble cast is Naomi Watts, that strikes in another metamorphosis (accent included). Always sporting a smile on its face, it seems like a paradox that there could be so much comedy to be taken from a movie that could be called "Four Funerals and One Wedding", but you'll understand when you see it.

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