Based on an Untrue Story (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Based on an Untrue Story (1993)





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This satire chronicles the tragedy of a perfume magnate whose empire is endangered when she suddenly finds herself unable to smell. She takes off to find her true roots and discovers her sisters from whom she was separated at birth. It is they who finally solve her painful mystery.


Morgan Fairchild
as Satin Chau
Dyan Cannon
as Varda Gray
Ricki Lake
as Velour
Dan Hedaya
as Caprawolski
Harvey Korman
as Dr. Meir
Joleen Lutz
as O.R. Nurse
Angelo Tiffe
as TV Druken Husband
Ella English
as Sister Love
Renee Hambley
as Mindy McCloskey Sanchez
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All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Often on target, the two-hour spoof, lasting too long and covering too much territory, shrivels up in silliness.

June 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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