Drop Dead Fred
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However, at it's heart, this movie is a drama with some very serious issues and some very serious messages. Ultimately, this movie is about standing up for yourself. It's about taking control of your life. It's about standing up to defend yourself from the people who are tormenting you. Anyone who's ever been bullied stands to benefit from seeing this film. It really is a good form of therapy. You'll know that you're not alone. You'll know that there are other people who know how you feel. And that's one of the reaons why I love this movie so much.
Of course another reaosn I love this movie is Phoebe Cates. Her characer here is so sweet and wonderful. How can any guy see this movie and not think he's in love with her? And honestly, I think she's a better actress when she keeps her clothes on, as she does here. Throughout the course of the movie, Cates displays just about every emotion that there is. She's truly a great actress.
Kudos also go to Ashley Peldon, who does a remarkable job as the child version of Elizabeth. Tim Matheson does a perfect job portraying the jerk husband. Marsha Mason is fantastic as the evil mother. All the other actors do their jobs very well. Every role is cast perfectly.
Every scene in the movie is necessary. Nothing is wasted.Read more ›
The faithless husband who is about to dump Phoebe gets a most satisfying comeuppance. Marsha Mason, who cannot give a bad performance, is icily perfect as the mother who wants to create Phoebe in her own image. Their shopping trip where Phoebe ends up identically clad as Mom is worth the price of admission. A nice supporting role by Carrie Fisher who plays Phoebe's older, worldly-wise friend is well paced and lively.
To the editorial nay-sayers, it only Fred that does these disgusting things, and he does them with the flair of any average five-year old. If everyone in the audience hasn't at least pulled some of the antics that Fred did, I am certain he or she had far too sedate a childhood. At the end of one particularly satisfying scene, I caught myself saying, "Yes!" just like the kid in "Home Alone." Have a fun evening with your best pal whether they are six or sixty.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't realize that this movie was for a different region and wouldn't even play on my machine. Hate that I spent my money and then had to throw it in the trash!!!Published 2 days ago by Brandy M.
this movie is great. i am glad i purchased it on amzon, it is in my account and easy to find whenever i want to see it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by little Hapa
Im very disappointed i did not like this purchase because it doesn't even play in my dvd player it just kept saying not in the right region whatever that means i thought i was... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I grew up with this movie as a child and it was EXTREMELY difficult to look for on DVD, but thank you Amazon for having the digital version of it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jillian McD
The picture quality was blurry in and out thru the whole movie.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love do dead Fred my children's laugh and they were not scare no more and would go to bed calm everydayPublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love this movie. Made my kids watch it with me and now they love it too.Published 14 days ago by Jessica Tenbroeck
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