Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is this is a skiing movie?

In 1985, global Live Aid concerts raised over $50 million, Madonna released "Crazy for You," CDs were introduced to American consumers, British scientists discovered a hole in the ozone layer and John Cusack starred in Better Off Dead. The Savage Steve Holland directed film follows the heartbreak of Cusack's character Lane Meyer who, after being dumped by his obnoxious girlfriend, attempts suicide several times, all of which end comically. With an out of touch family, crazy neighbors, a foreign exchange student love interest, car races, dancing clay hamburgers and (yes) skiing, Better of Dead offers a hilarious albeit skewed insight into the dramas of a teenage boy's life. With bits like "Gee, I'm sorry your mom blew up, Ricky," and "Two dollars!" the flick is well worth its 97-minute length.

1 comment:

  1. I think this may be my all-time favorite John Cusack movie.