Drop Dead Fred

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"Dishes. Relationships. Wind. This guy breaks everything."
  • PG-13
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.9  (31,311)
  • 25

The movie Drop Dead Fred is a comedy-drama released in 1991, directed by Ate de Jong and starring Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, and Marsha Mason. It tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman who is struggling with her personal and professional life after separating from her husband. Elizabeth's life takes an even more complicated turn when her childhood imaginary friend, Drop Dead Fred, comes back into her life. Fred is mischievous, crude, and always getting Elizabeth into trouble - and she can't get rid of him no matter how hard she tries.

Despite her best efforts to keep him hidden, Fred's antics become increasingly obvious to Elizabeth's family, friends, and co-workers, leading to a series of chaotic and hilarious situations. Along the way, Elizabeth must confront her past and come to terms with her feelings of disappointment and betrayal in order to move on with her life.

The performances of the major cast members, including Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, and Marsha Mason are highly praised. Rik Mayall's portrayal of Drop Dead Fred is one of his most memorable performances. His quirky and energetic portrayal of Elizabeth's imaginary friend is the perfect counterpoint to Phoebe Cates' serious and grounded performance as Elizabeth.

The movie's unique blend of comedy and drama has appealed to a wide range of audiences, especially those who can relate to the struggles of navigating adulthood and confronting the past. It has become a beloved cult classic over the years, with many fans returning to re-watch the film for its witty humor and poignant moments.

The film was a box office success upon its release, becoming one of the top-grossing films of the year. However, it was not without controversy, as some critics felt that the film was too silly and juvenile, while others praised its heart and spirit.

Overall, Drop Dead Fred remains a beloved film of the 90s, with a devoted cult following that has kept it in the public eye for decades. Its unique blend of humor and heart continues to resonate with audiences of all ages, making it a timeless classic that has stood the test of time.

Drop Dead Fred is a 1991 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 25.

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    5.9  (31,311)
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