To Die For
Time Out saysFor New Hampshire girl Suzanne Stone (Kidman), you're nobody in America unless you're on TV; indeed, she'd die to achieve small-screen celebrity. Fortunately for her, she's both determined and attractive enough to work her seductive wiles on the local cable-station boss, who appoints her weather presenter - and then allows her to work on a documentary with and about high school kids. Against all odds, she befriends three awesomely inarticulate no-hopers - but there's method to her madness: her husband Larry (Dillon) wants to have kids, so she exerts her influence over the trio to defend her endangered career. If you've hitherto failed to respond to the laid-back oddball appeal of Van Sant's movies, fear not: this is a sharp, consistently funny blend of black comedy and satire on the deleterious effects of television.
Cast and crew
Illeana Douglas, Dan Hedaya, Nicole Kidman, David Cronenberg, Matt Dillon, Buck Henry, Alison Folland, Joaquin Phoenix, Ian McKellen, Jean Boht, Thomas Arklie, Ian Williams, John Altman, Dilly Keane, Caroline Munro, Tony Slattery, Casey Affleck