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      Desperate Living

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      70% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 80% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A housewife (Mink Stole) murders her husband, runs away and ends up in a town ruled by an evil queen who wants to infect her kingdom with rabies. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Even John Waters himself was not entirely pleased with his weird tale of mad housewives and eccentric lesbians in revolt, but the performances are good. Rated: C+ Feb 28, 2012 Full Review Cole Smithey Rated: 3/5 Sep 14, 2005 Full Review Bill Gibron DVD Verdict Desperate Living [is] a movie that feels like three separate films fused together. The first and the second are fantastic. Rated: 92/100 Aug 22, 2005 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 3/5 Feb 8, 2004 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Dec 30, 2002 Full Review Mark Palermo The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Rated: 3/5 Dec 12, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The last truly bananas, independent film from Waters. The story is wacko, grim and all over the place, but all the players are here, giving it their campy all. Mink Stole is especially hilarious in the beginning with her freakouts. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/20 Full Review delysid d without Divine, it couldnt be as great as the previous movies, but i liked it. i liked all the john waters movies Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/28/18 Full Review Audience Member Wicked funny but gross movie. queen carlottas reign is probably no different than Saddam Hussein, OBL or Kim Jung Un, behind the scenes. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Probably Mr. Waters' grossest movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Film cult!! not for everyone. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A first glimpse at the imagination of John Waters and it's quite the view. Initially hilarious but soon the squalor of the picture becomes grotesquely tiresome. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A housewife (Mink Stole) murders her husband, runs away and ends up in a town ruled by an evil queen who wants to infect her kingdom with rabies.
      John Waters
      John Waters
      John Waters
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 27, 1977, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 29, 2013
      1h 30m
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