Better Off Dead Synopsis
Dumped teen (John Cusack) meets a French exchange student (Diane Franklin).
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Movie Reviews

Five Word Review

By dave1977
Super funny and totally underrated....

Hilarious, Classic, and Fun

By mirdonamy
The 80s would not be complete without this gem! The characters are diverse, fun, entertaining, and the script is brilliant! I love the dark humor, the old-school high school cliches, and the story!...

SO GREAT TO SEE IT ON THE BIG SCREEN!

By sydthomas
HAVE LOVED THIS MOVIE SINCE THE 80'S AND A REAL TREAT TO HAVE THE DIRECTOR AND SOME OF THE CAST THERE AFTERWARDS FOR Q&A...

Better Off Dead

By janeenbfit
This movie is a classic for a reason! Still clever, relevant, and hilarious after thirty years!!! Love it!!!!!!...

A Hit

By jonpeters87
Savage Steve Holland's first film is a must-see for any fans of eighties comedy. A great cast rounds out this very funny movie about suicide attempts, high school, and finding love in unexpected...

Pretty good

By animation_nation
A couple plot flaws, but well acted and rather funny. Did they give Oscars to childrens' films back then? A classic line in there, too. Must go!...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Uneven, occasionally hilarious '80s teen comedy.
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