Unlike Todd Haynes' FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002), a straight-faced reimagining of Douglas Sirk-style family melodramas, Charles Busch's meticulous homage reflects the genre's conventions in a funhouse mirror. Once upon a time, Angela Arden (Busch) and her sister Barbara were an up-and-coming musical act. But Angela became a major recording star of stage, record and screen while her sister committed suicide with an overdose of pills. Now Angela, her voice in ruins, is trapped in a loveless marriage to producer Sol Sussman (Philip Baker Hall), whose brand of high-toned, socially conscious dramas have fallen out of favor in hip Hollywood. Perky Edie (Natasha Lyonne), daddy's ...