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With: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade, Scooter Stevens, Diane Franklin, Amanda Wyss, Curtis Armstrong
Written by: Savage Steve Holland
Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 97
Date: 08/23/1985
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Better Off Dead (1985)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Little Campers

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

John Cusack established his persona as a Gen X icon with two films, this and The Sure Thing, also released in 1985. In the hilarious and brilliantly deadpan Better Off Dead, he plays Lane Meyer, a high-schooler who tries to kill himself after his beloved girlfriend dumps him for a champion skier. Of course, it ends in a big race. It's a cult favorite with great quotable lines like "I want my two dollars!" Director Savage Steve Holland throws in several moments of almost surreal non-reality, including animation. Curtis Armstrong co-stars as Lane's wisecracking pal Charles. Paramount's 2011 Blu-Ray release includes a trailer.

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