The Secret and Invisible childhood pal from hell - returns! The super cute Phoebe Cates stars as Elizabeth, a young woman who things she has problems, that is until Fred, her childhood secret friend, pops back into her life and reeks havoc and turns her ordinary life upside down. Is Fred the worst thing that could happen to her? Cates' interaction and reaction to Mayall are classic. Fred's crass colors of green and yellow follow him throughout the film, regardless of what crazy costume he is in. Phoebe plays perfectly off Rik Mayall and vice versa. Drop Dead Fred is a comedy that will continue to last for years. From literally pancake face makeup to Fred looking up dresses he's do anything for a gag. Drop Dead Fred truly delivers! Oscar winner Marsha Mason is also funny and solid in her role as Cate's mother. Elizabeth has no idea what shenanigans she is in for when Drop Dead Fred gets cranked up after being tucked away for so long.
The script is hilarious. You'll love Fred's wardrobe and hair styles. Drop Dead Fred is an amazing comedy classic and now you can own it on DVD! Cates and Mayall both have a funny and interesting give and take throughout the film as they portray their respective characters. Prepare to laugh until it hurts. Fred never ceases to pester Phoebe throughout the entire film. The movie pulls off both a sense of innocence and meanness simultaneously.
Drop Dead Fred 1991 DVD actually holds up quite well more than 20 years after its original theatrical release. As you watch this film it gets funnier as it goes on. Rarely a comedy comes along that is willing to some really strange things for laughs. Cates pulls of the conservative young woman that's trying to do the right thing role off very well. Drop Dead Fred is easily one of the best comedies from the early 90s. Rik Mayall goes on every tree limb he can find to pull off one screen histories all time wackiest performances. The early 90s comedy smash Drop Dead Fred is a mix of whimsical silliness with some downright slapstick comic genius. Drop Dead Fred DVD is fondly remembered as one of the wildest comedy romps from the early 90s!