The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag ★★ 1992 (PG-13)

Shy, small town librarian with a dull marriage is looking for excitement when she stumbles across a gun used in a murder. She decides excitement will follow her (false) confession to the crime leaving her husband thunderstruck, the police confused, and the gossip line humming. She also intrigues the real bad guy, who comes looking for her. Lame silliness is redeemed somewhat by Miller, but there's some surprisingly nasty violence given the comedy label. 99m/C VHS, DVD . Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, Alfre Woodard, Cathy Moriarty, William Forsythe, Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Michael O'Neill, Christopher John Fields; D: Allan Moyle; W: Grace Cary Bickley; M: Richard Gibbs.