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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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(as Frederick Ponzlov)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Higgins ...
Young Betty
Joshua Jenkins ...
Young Boris (as Josh Jenkins)
Shaun Phillips ...
Young Hugh
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Boris Plots
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Betty Rhys-Jones
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Hugh Rhys-Jones
Menna Trussler ...
Dilys Rhys-Jones
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Delbert Butterfield
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Lennie Huhtala ...
Albert Pontefreece
Padrig Owen Jones ...
Willie
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Thelma / Selma
Stan Stennett ...
Albert Edwards
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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.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »
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12 June 2003 (Germany)  »

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Undertaking Betty  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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(Dinard Festival of British Cinema)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The dead body on the undertaker's table can be seen breathing as Betty is leaving. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Woodchopper's Ball
Written by Joe Bishop (as Bishop) and Woody Herman (as Herman)
Performed by Ted Heath & His Orchestra
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"The root word of funeral is 'fun'"
23 November 2004 | by (Somewhere, OverTheRainbow) – See all my reviews

And fun this movie is. I saw this on Cinemax a few months ago, and it wasn't so bad. As another reviewer said, it just has its moments, but those moments are pure gold (better than the tripe Americans usually churn out and call "comedy"). It's not a terrific film, but as something to watch on the tube, it's perfect. Alfred Molina and Brenda Blethlyn deliver good performances, but my favorite has to be Christopher Walken as Featherbed, the whacko American with his Star Trek and other themed funerals (although I don't know what he's doing in Wales).

Overall, it's a solid (albeit rather predictable) comedy.


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