Drop Dead Fred Movie Review Summary

Actors: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Carrie Fisher

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Drop Dead Fred

Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cronin is a very mild, meek young woman who is controlled and stepped over by all, espically her mother and husband. Lizzie is a dutiful, loving wife to her husband Charles, who barely notices her and has affairs. She listens to everything her overbearing, divorced mother says. While visiting her mother in her childhood home, Lizie finds an old Jack-in-the-box toy she had forgotten about. She winds up the box and out pops "Drop Dead Fred", an imaginary childhood friend who only Lizzie could see as a child.
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Lizzie had forgotten all about Fred and their adventures they had together when she was young. Fred is happy to be out of the box, but dismayed to see Lizzie all grown up, and unhappy. Fred sees it as his misson to make Lizzie happy again. Fred thinks with the mind of a child, using tactics such as mud pies, dog poo, and boogers to get Lizzie what she whats.

Unfortunaly, Lizzie is no longer a child, and while appreciating Fred's help, she most work to undue any damage he has done. Also, Lizzie must deal with the fact that while the damage Fred causes is very visible, no one can see or hear him but her.
The review of this Movie prepared by Contessa Graham

In the movie Elizabeth loses her husband and her job, than Lizzie's mother forces Elizabeth to live with her again and than begins to start reorganizing Elizabeth's life. While staying in her old room she finds a jack-in-the-box that contains her childhood imaginary friend. She remembers that her mother had locked him in there when she was a child. Now, Fred cannot leave Elizabeth until she is happy again which means getting her husband back and putting her life in order. While doing this though Fred is still his old self always causing mischief in Lizzie's life.

The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Otter

When Lizzie (Elizabeth) Cronin (Cates) manages to lose her purse, her car, her job and her husband all in one day, her domineering mother forces her to move back home where she starts reorganizing her life. Elizabeth then finds the box that contains her imaginary childhood friend Drop Dead Fred who used to create great mischief - throwing paint at people, shaving cats, making mud pies and the like. Reopening the box, she causes Drop Dead Fred to emerge and start causing chaos afresh.
The review of this Movie prepared by Joanne Watkins

Elizabeth (Cates) is going through a crisis. Her husband has left her and she was just fired from her job. She goes to live with her overbearing mother. Then something unusual happens. She picks up an old toy and suddenly a green spark escapes from it and grows. It's Elizabeth's childhood imaginary friend Drop Dead Fred (Mayall)! He was locked in the jack-in-the-box by Elizabeth's mother when Elizabeth was a kid. Now, Fred can't leave until Elizabeth is happy, and that means getting Elizabeth back together with her husband, Charles. Along the way, Fred is causing a lot of trouble for Elizabeth, just like in the old days. Can Elizabeth get Charles back? Does she really want him? Will Fred's antics be the end of Elizabeth? Find out in this hilarious movie!
The review of this Movie prepared by Adam D. Bram

Script Analysis of Drop Dead Fred

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Fantasy/Magic?    -   Yes Fantasy element:    -   Ghost Buddy

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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