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Drop Dead Fred
  • PG-13
  • 1h 39m
  • 1991
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Starring Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Bridget Fonda and Carrie Fisher, Drop Dead Fred is a hilarious comedy about a young woman who suddenly finds herself reunited with an old “friend”. When Elizabeth (Cates) returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred (Mayall), to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth desperately attempts to win back her husband and return to normality, with comical results.
© 1991 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Chicago Tribune
Gene Siskel

This is easily one of the worst films I've ever seen.

June 25, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Steven Rea

The episodic flashbacks are cast in an unfunny Freudian light -- domineering mother, helpless hubb...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Slapstick '90s comedy is filled with crass humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Drop Dead Fred is a 1991 slapstick comedy about a newly-separated woman who has brought her mischievous imaginary childhood friend back to life. As a goofy comedy, there are numerous moments of cartoonish violence. Much of the comedy is inappropriate for younger viewers -- Fred smearing dog excrement on a spotless white rug, or Fred picking his nose and wiping it on others' faces, for instance -- but overall, despite these scenes and some of the language and sexual content (Fred looking up skirts, a bare male bottom), this is a charmingly dated slice of early '90s silliness that could resonate for teens and adults who had imaginary friends when they were younger.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release Date:April 19, 1991
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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