Fortunately, I got the video a few years later (and wore it out...I had to buy the DVD yesterday!) and totally fell in love with it.
Drop Dead Fred may not be a "typical" kids movie...But would you expect that with the genius Rik Mayall playing Fred?
This is a sweet, funny, and...Yeah okay, I'll say it...Heartwarming movie that you can watch again and again and get something else from it each time. Anyone who thinks Rik can't act, look at his last scene with Lizzie.
I still cry to this day ^_~
Fred is stark raving mad, and out to cause as much mayhem as possible, but no one can see him but Elizabeth, so who still gets the blame after all these years? But Fred is back, because Elizabeth is terribly unhappy. In his own weird and wacky way, he is out to set Elizabeth on the right track, and everyone needs a friend.
This is a very funny movie, an uproariously hilarious movie! Rik Mayall (Rick from The Young Ones) does a great job of taking Fred over the top, and off to the outer reaches of wackiness. His gross humor (lots of doggy-do, nose-picking, hits to the head, and so forth) may turn some off, but is sure to please any connoisseur of craziness.
Now, is this a family-friendly movie? Well, not exactly, there are some off-color remarks and adult innuendo, but not much. The big problem is that there is one scene where you see a naked man from behind. But, other than that it is pretty good. I showed it to my kids, and they loved it. I liked that it also had a lesson of finding happiness inside yourself.
So, as for my family and I, we loved this movie, and highly recommend it to you!
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