Rik Mayall (The Young Ones, The New Statesman) gives a typically manic "Bottom" style performance in this rip roaringly funny comedy. This hilarious film also stars Phoebe Cates (princess Caraboo, Gremlins 2), Bridget Fonda (A Simple Plan) and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars). When Elizabeth (Cates) returns to her mother's home when 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.
A young woman who's attempting to find her place in the world battles with her controlling mother and a womanizing husband finds comfort and confusion with the appearance of her childhood friend.
yeah this was one of my favorite movies as a kid and ive got to say that even today i find it to be a really good comedy that seems to have appeal for both kids and adults. rik mayall is funny as he always is and the blending of fantasy with reality and subconcious makes this movie something very interesting to watch and laugh along with.
Comedy about a woman whose life starts falling apart; her partner leaves her, she loses her job, and she has to move back in with her dominating mother. When she does move back home, she finds evidence of her childhood, and it sparks memories about Fred, her imaginary friend. Once she starts to remember him, Fred appears before her, but unlike her, hasn't matured at all. Has a bit of a weak plot, that seems too childish for adults and too mature for children.
This was a lot of fun to watch when I was younger. It's still alright today, although if you're not reminiscing while watching it then it might make you cringe a bit. Still, Rik Mayall puts on his best Sandler/Carrey style performance and brings a few good laughs, while Phoebe Cates tries to stay sane and ignore him. It has a good ending too.
When I was very young and I loved Drop Dead Fred movie. I have watched it so many times. The movie is comedy and fantasy. Rik Mayall is brilliant acting as Drop Dead Fred in the movie. I wish there would be Drop Dead Fred 2 movie with same actor Rik Mayall!