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Better Off Dead 1985

From Amazon: Lane Myer (John Cusack) is stuck in a personal hell. A compulsive, adolescent Everyman growing up in Suburbia, USA, not only does he fail to make the prestigious high school ski team (again), but his beloved sweetheart, Beth, also leaves him for Roy, the team's popular, arrogant captain. If this isn't bad enough, he's stuck with a mother who frighteningly experiments--rather than cooks--with food, a brother who builds rockets out of models, and a best friend so desperate for drugs that he settles for snorting powdered snow. Faced with these prospects, Lane opts to end it all ... until he comes up with a ridiculous plan to gain acceptance and...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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John CusackJohn Cusack
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
No image existsDiane Franklin
No image existsKim Darby
No image existsDavid Ogden Stiers
No image existsDan Schneider
No image existsAmanda Wyss
No image existsTaylor Negron
No image existsVincent Schiavelli
No image existsDemian Slade
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Better Off Dead Movie Review by Zara (12/10/2008)

Rewatching this movie as an adult has brought to clarity some of the great things about it - the bizarre comedic subtext and the out of the blue charges like "I want my 2 dollars" and "...Throw away a perfectly good white boy."

But in addition to watching this movie over, it's not one that I would say that I've enjoyed as...

(complete Better Off Dead review by Zara)

Better Off Dead Movie Review by howiethejew (6/11/2007)

now how do you review a movie that you'd think everyone has seen by now w/o giving any info away??? very carefully i suppose. that said...
...john cusack circa 1985. how many great movies did this guy make around that time??? so what would make anyone think any different of better off dead? in a nutshell, i've never...

(complete Better Off Dead review by howiethejew)

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