Drop Dead Fred

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Ate de Jong
Production: New Line Cinema
 
IMDB:
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
9%
PG-13
Year:
1991
103 min
1,247 Views


came over to borrow my fathers electric shaver?

Yes.

- You must have thought I was crazy.

- Not at all.

I believed you. It was just that

no one else could see him but you.

- He was so real.

- He was real all right. Really out of control.

No, not always.

Only when my mother was...

Well, you know.

Hey, we were all a little afraid of your mother.

Not Fred. No, he always stood up for me.

Thats what friends are for, even imaginary ones.

I realise youre feeling pretty conflicted right now.

I feel awful.

I did this self-actualising workshop

and they taught us that pain is your friend.

- Pain makes you interesting.

- Janie.

Look at Elvis.

Yeah, but didnt Elvis kill himself?

Yes, but before that he was interesting.

I want you to do some affirmations with me.

- Janie.

- Just do it.

Surround yourself with light.

Are you surrounded?

Yeah, I think so.

Repeat after me.

I dont need a man to complete my life.

- I dont need a man to complete my life.

- Im perfect the way that I am.

- Im perfect the way that I am.

- I hate Charles.

I hate Charles.

Dont you feel better?

No.

I love him. I really do.

I feel basically its all about choice.

Since youve already chosen, what you may

as well do is to choose what you chose.

- I heard.

- Hello, Mother.

I came as soon as I heard.

Its a good thing I've got a key to this apartment.

Hello, Mrs Cronin. Shell be all right.

She needs some nurturing. Give her a cuddle.

Cuddling is for teddy bears. Ive packed

your things. Youre coming home with me.

- Im staying here tonight.

- Charles is coming here later.

- I want to be here when he comes.

- Dont disagree with your mother.

Im staying here tonight. Im staying here tonight.

Now that were home, everything is perfect.

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