TITLE: DEATH BECOMES HER
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ZEMECKIS
WRITERS: MARTIN DONOVAN AND DAVID KOEPP
THE BOTTOM LINE: Meryl Streep shines in a glitzy black comedy, but it's still She-Devil with a make-over.
Men pump up at the spa, bake their chests on the beach, use Rogaine as a hair spray. Yuppie vanity knows no gender. Yet Death Becomes Her says the yearning for youth is solely a female problem. This is a movie that hates women every bit as much as Enchanted April adores them.
Madeline (Meryl Streep), an actress, and Helen (Goldie Hawn), a writer, are obsessed with their bodies. They...