Yes I’m back with another old movie, that maybe you haven’t even heard of before. I know I hadn’t until it was recommended to me by Mels. She’s good about that. I guess it’s because she knows I like stuff that is different.
Well anyways this movie is called "Drop Dead Fred". It starts off about a little kid and her imaginary friend, and yes you guessed it, his name is Drop Dead Fred. An unusual name for an imaginary friend, but the main point here is that this friend of hers likes to get her into trouble. So much trouble that her mom gets fed up and tells her no more and locks Fred away.
Confused yet? Well you just might have to watch to understand what I mean by that. Don’t worry though, years later when she’s grown up, they meet again and trouble ensues. Fred doesn’t quite understand why his best friend looks different though, or what she could possibly need from him anymore since she is all grown up now. In the end they both learn valuable lessons and maybe that sometimes it’s alright to let go of childish things. Not because you want to but maybe because you no longer need them.
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Oh where to start! I LOVED Drop Dead Fred but then I was already a huge fan of Rik Mayall back from his crazy "Young Ones" days where he played a punk rocker with a group of general drop outs and for whatever reason it just made me laugh. The Young Ones even did a charity record with a cover of Cliff Richard's song Living Doll WITH CLIFF HIMSELF (video below and pretty much most Americans will probably have no idea what I am talking about.
Drop Dead Fred takes this a character very familiar to Rik's role in the Young Ones but adapts it for children. What if imaginary friends were real and wanted to cause trouble? What if parents could lock the invisible friend away - only to have them reappear when the "prison" is opened but the child is now an adult? That's what this movie answers and it does it so well. Full of laughter, feels, and honestly something that almost everyone should be able to relate to, this movie is great for kids and adults alike. Some of the things might be a little dated, but the awesome messages remain!
Rik Mayall sadly passed away in 2014 so won't get to celebrate this movie's 20th Aniversary, but his comedy lives on. If you haven't ever seen this - do yourself a favor and check it out! You won't be sorry!
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