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Better Off Dead, 1985

Better Off Dead
Directed by: Steve Holland
Written by: Steve Holland
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  97 min
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The mood of Better Off Dead is feel good, humorous, and witty. The plot centers around young lovers, teenage life, and friends. It features dark humor and silly humor. Better Off Dead is a comedy and romance movie. Stylistically, it is surreal. In approach, it is realistic. Better Off Dead is set in California. It happens in the 1980s. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed. Better Off Dead is especially suggested for a date night and teens.

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Better Off Dead (1985)
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Lane Myer's (John Cusack) dreams are shattered when his girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) decides she prefers... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 11 October 1985
Runtime: 97 min

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John Cusack John Cusack As Lane Meyer
Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong As Charles De Mar
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Better Off Dead
Okay, this was one of the lamer of the 80's teen flicks. But it was nice to take a break from Molly Ringwald's quiverering bottom lip for a bit. And this movie is worth seeing, if only for the "frounch fries, frounch bread" scene at the family...
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14.September.2012 |  by: daisydoesit
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The title is so true, but speaking of the movie itself
This movie would be better off dead. It is so lame. Some of the jokes are marginally funny, but most of them are so stupid that they alienate the viewer. I felt stupid watching this, and would have not watched the whole thing if I had a choice in...
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04.April.2012 |  by: Matthew Smith
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Ah. Growing up in the '80s. Back then we didn't need to show sex & use 4 letter words to laugh about what we were going through - unlike our "in your face" comedy these days like "American Pie". Remember "Ferris Bueller," "Sixteen Candles" & "The...
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19.September.2010 |  by: Alicia Hansen
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great for friends's night
this is a great film. I watched it with my friend a wile ago and we still laughing about it sometimes. John Cusack is briliant in his role and the period of the 80' is well done. he plays a teenager who just want to die but his suicide attempts...
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29.October.2008 |  by: rose
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