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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.



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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.

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


Comedy | Romance

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


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Release Date:

12 June 2003 (Germany)  »

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Undertaking Betty  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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(Dinard Festival of British Cinema)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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Betty Rhys-Jones: Why couldn't I have fallen in love with a travel agent?
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A wonderful comedy! A must-see for side-splitting hilarity!
8 March 2003 | by (Kansas City, MO, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the funniest I have seen in years. A movie which deals with death and funerals without being depressing, or irreverant. Christopher Walken provides much of the comedy in this charming romance and I could hardly breathe for laughing so hard.

I saw the movie a preview, and when it was over, the audience not only applauded, but cheered. I am telling all my friends to watch for it's arrival in the USA. I definitely plan on seeing it again in the theater and purchasing it on DVD as soon as it's available.

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