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Based on an Untrue Story (1993)
At last, a merciless satire of those tedious factoid TV movies so often
given the single asterisk treatment in this column. Perfumier Morgan
Fairchild suffers from anosmia and needs a transplanted olfactory nerve
from one of her separated at birth triplet sisters if she is ever to
smell again, only to learn that one sister is an imprisoned serial killer
and the other a backwoods schoolteacher engaged to a 13 year old pupil.
Meanwhile, Dyan Cannon's driver strangles topless dancers, a little
girl is trapped in a recycling bin, and there are some surprises about
Fairchild's long lost parents. Some of the dumb dialogue is only very
slightly exaggerated ('we wanted you more than a real baby, so we adopted
you') and the Airplane! style gags have a decent hit
to miss ratio.
First Published In: Empire (issue unknown)
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