Lane Meyer is a depressed teen who loses his girlfriend Beth. Her given reason for breaking up is: "Lane, I think it'd be in my best interest if I dated somebody more popular. Better looking. Drives a nicer car." Anyway, poor Lane is left alone and thinks up treacherous ways of killing himself. He finally meets a French beauty called Monique and falls for her. Simultaneously, he must endure his mother's terrible cooking which literally slides off the table and his disgusting next door neighbour Ricky (and his mum) while he prepares for the skiing race of his life - to get his old girlfriend back! Written by
Michael Feller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You've blown up your neighbor's mom. Your seven-year-old brother has better luck with women than you do. Your girlfriend has a new boyfriend. Relax, you're never...
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Did You Know?
The DVD sleeve notes declare that "writer/director Savage Steve Holland
says Better Off Dead...
(1985) is semi-autobiographical. After his high school love ditched him, he picked up an 8-millimeter camera and made some depressing movies that had the exact opposite on his friends - they laughed". These couple of 8mm short films then got screened on the film festival circuit upon which Holland decided to develop the story ideas from these shorts into a feature-length screenplay for Better Off Dead...
(1985). See more
Lane has blood on his lower lip after getting beat up by the basketball team; in a shot immediately following there's not a cut on his lip. See more
Gee, I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.
The last line of the credits reads The film's over... you can go now. See more
A Man Alone
Written by Rod McKuen See more