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Drop Dead Fred (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  19 April 1991 (USA)
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A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

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A young woman who has experienced a series of unfortunate events is reunited with Fred, her imaginary friend from childhood, who promises to make her life better -- though his methods are more violent and abusive than anything.

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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. It is a zappy movie that emphasizes self-actualization. Written by C. Marshall

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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19 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Culpa é do Fred  »

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$13,878,334 (USA)
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The steamboat that Janie lived on is an actual residence. See more »

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When Charles is taking the woman for a test drive in the car, Elizabeth pulls up next to them, and the boom is reflected in her door before it moves out of shot, though the boom pole is visible throughout the scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Polly: And the prince took the beautiful young girl in his arms and said, will you marry me? Yes, she whispered, I will be your princess.
Young Elizabeth: Did they live happily ever after?
Polly: Of course, Elizabeth.
[tucking her in]
Young Elizabeth: How do you know?
Polly: Because she was a good little girl. If she had been naughty, the prince would have run away.
Young Elizabeth: What a pile of shit!
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Everything you could want from a film- fun, funny, moving and Rik Mayall
19 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought Drop Dead Fred was a wonderfully magic film as it has a brilliant sense of humour, a beautiful friendship, love , a moving end and -of course- Rik Mayall's brilliant British humour. I first saw Drop Dead Fred when I was 15 and didn't really fancy it at first but there was nothing else on T.V, however, what I thought was going to be a purely childish movie turned out to be a wonderful light- hearted film for everyone and enjoyed every minute of it, and i'm not afraid to say I did have a few tears in my eyes at the end but it was beautifully acted and a perfect end to a perfect film. I only wish i had an imaginary friend like Fred when I was small. Both thumbs up for Rik Mayall's excellent portrait as Fred, I can't think of anyone more suitable for the role than him.


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