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Forever Fabulous (1999)

Beauty queen road trip about mother and daughter pageant pros going back home to Texas for a shot a redemption.

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Werner Molinsky

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Smart ... Loreli Daly
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Corinne Daly
Emily Procter ... Tiffany Dawl
Jack Plotnick ... Adam
Mink Stole ... Miss Vi Ambrose
Jorja Fox ... Liz Guild
Robert Wagner ... Lyle Devereaux Green
Jan Cobler ... PTA Mother / Ned's Bartender
Bridgit Dengel Bridgit Dengel ... PTA Mother
Francesca Hilton Francesca Hilton ... PTA Mother
Karen Moline Karen Moline ... PTA Mother
Smith Wordes Smith Wordes ... PTA Mom
Cyril O'Reilly ... Cop
Gene Mercer Gene Mercer ... Ned
Yardenna Hurvitz Yardenna Hurvitz ... Ned's Waitress
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Beauty queen road trip about mother and daughter pageant pros going back home to Texas for a shot a redemption.

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Welcome to beauty queen world. See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Filbert Steps Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiara Tango See more »

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| (Final Cut)

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Filmed in 13 days. See more »

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Corinne's vodka bottle switches from her right hand to her left as she recaps it. See more »

Quotes

Loreli Daly: You need to learn that beauty is a language of its own. It knows no barriers.
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Alternate Versions

Early screenings of the film included a lot of music that was subsequently changed. Most notable is the scene in Amarillo, Texas where the beauty queens rehearse a routine that Loreli designed for them when they were children -- in the final cut of the film, an original instrumental is heard; in the earlier cuts, "Making Our Dreams Come True," the theme song for Laverne & Shirley scored the scene. See more »

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References Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) See more »

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Sequined Mermaid Dress
Written by David Cantor
Performed by Dave's True Story
Published by Flexible Man Music
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"Forever" is Fabulous!
8 September 2001 | by TelevisionJunkieSee all my reviews

It's my understanding that the production of this film was nightmarish for a lot of reasons that I won't bother to go into. Unlike many other films with those types of problems, it certainly doesn't show on screen here. Jean Smart and Jennifer Elise Cox (who costarred together in the first "Brady Bunch" movie) play off each other well. Smart, the domineering Jacquelyn-Suzanne-obsessed mother, feels as if she could really be the mother of ditzy sequin-loving Cox. In fact, everyone in this film seem to click together as if they've known each other their whole lives, which make the slow-moving film far more interesting.

While I like all the performances, I have to brag about Jean Smart. It seems like she was born to play this character -- a culmination of nearly every character she's ever played -- she has Charlene Frasier's accent (from "Designing Women"), Chelsea Steven's obsessiveness (from "Style and Substance"), Ellie Walker's flamboyance (from "High Society"), and Aileen Wurnos's rage (from "Overkill"). When the film begins, it seems Smart's second banana to Cox, but as the film progresses, Smart blossoms and takes center stage.

The version that I saw (though it's probably been re-edited since then) was a bit uneven. While totally enjoyable, I left the film feeling like there was something missing -- though that probably stems from the behind-the-scenes problems. Smart is supposed to have this big mystery surrounding her departure from Texas, but once we learn why she left Texas, it feels like there should have been more to it. There were a few other scenes that felt incomplete, like either a scene was cut (or never shot), but that's a small gripe about a fabulous film that I would love to watch over and over again -- if it ever gets released on video or TV. And hopefully it will one of these years. . . reportedly Lifetime Movie Network is supposed to air it soon (if only they'd play it on a network that's actually on my cable system).


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