To Die For
To Die For is a 1995 American black comedy and crime drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and written by Buck Henry based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, which in turn was inspired by the story of Pamela Smart. It stars Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix and Matt Dillon, with Illeana Douglas, Wayne Knight, Casey Affleck, Kurtwood Smith, Dan Hedaya and Alison Folland as supporting cast. Kidman was nominated for a BAFTA, and won a Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress Award at the 1st Empire Awards for her performance. Her character has been described as suffering from narcissistic personality disorder in the scientific journal BMC Psychiatry.
Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) has always been obsessed with being on television, aspiring to become a world-famous broadcast journalist. She marries Larry Maretto (Matt Dillon), using his family restaurant business to keep herself financially stable, and takes a job as a part-time weather girl at a local cable station, WWEN, in the hopes of climbing the network ladder. Through relentless persistence, she's eventually promoted to doing the station's evening weather report.
|author||Buck Henry Joyce Maynard|
|director||Gus Van Sant|
|keywords||arrest bail burglary climb connect crime scene delinquent drug addict entrapment even figure skating hitman italian-american mafia juvenile delinquency kill life in prison murder obsess probation skate weather report wire wiretap|
|theme||black comedy high school mafia mockumentary satirical|