Drop Dead Fred
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Phoebe Cates stars in this bizarre comedy that wants to be the kind of stylish comic fable the likes of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice and Pee-wee's Big Adventure but ends up looking like a shabby burlesque about schizophrenia. Cates is Elizabeth, who has recently separated from her philandering husband Charles (Tim Matheson) and moved back home with her harridan mother Polly (Marsha Mason). Back in her old little-girl haunts, she regresses into childhood and recalls her imaginary childhood friend Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall), a nasty, ill-tempered sociopath. As a child, Elizabeth created… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Slapstick '90s comedy is filled with crass humor."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Icky comedy."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
"An appallingly unpleasant, unfunny, and deeply disturbed motion picture. It's an ear-splitting slapstick comedy for an unknown audience, unifying parents and kids in discomfort with its aggressive movement."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"What were they thinking?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"'Cute film' and 'Young Ones alum' don't normally appear in the same sentence, do they?"
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"I know this flick has its fans, but I saw it 14 years ago ... and I still have a headache."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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