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I love this movie.
Kirstie Alley plays Gladys Leeman, a rich, condescending woman whose 17 year old daughter Rebecca (Denise Richards) is entering the local beauty pageant. Naturally, Gladys thinks her daughter is the most beautiful, talented young woman in the town, and that Rebecca deserves to win - at any cost.
Rebecca's stiffest competition is Amber Atkins, a poor girl who lives in a trailer park with her drunkard, yet caring mother. Amber's after-school job is doing makeup and hair on stiffs at the morgue, while practicing her tap-dance piece for the pageant.
A few of the other contestants get knocked off early in the movie, due to a fierce competitive drive on someone's part - we don't find out who until near the end of the movie. (However, it's pretty easy to guess.)
The way Drop Dead Gorgeous makes practically everyone look stupid is refreshing. I loved the acerbic wit, sarcasm, irony, and black humor of this film. Even when it relies on bathroom humor, this movie doesn't fail to be funny. And, the really deserving people get what they've got coming at the end, in a very humorous and embarrassing way - poetic justice.