Death Becomes Her. 1992. USA. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 104 min.
Screenplay by Martin Donovan, David Koepp. With Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn. Zemeckis’s growing interest in digital technology coincided with a darkening of his comic vision in this grotesque satire. In a take on the Hollywood cult of eternal youth (obliquely based on the Bette Davis vehicle Old Acquaintance?), two old frenemies, an actress (Meryl Streep) and a writer (Goldie Hawn), compete for the affections and services of a failing plastic surgeon (Bruce Willis). But then a new beauty expert appears—a mysterious European woman (Isabella Rossellini) who is 71 but seems 50 years younger, thanks to a secret potion she happens to have for sale.