Better Off Dead

1985, Movie, PG, 98 mins

The first feature film of director Savage Steve Holland comes from the scattershot school of comedy and plays like the disjointed daydream of a bored teenage boy. John Cusack is a high schooler so in love with his girl friend Amanda Wyss that he has pictures of her all over his room. One Sunday morning Cusack takes Wyss to the slope where he intends to try out for the school's ski team. Wyss, however, has decided to dump Cusack for the ski team captain. The entire day proves to be a washout because he fails to make the ski team as well. Depressed, Cusack makes several half-hearted attempts to kill himself--all of which fail. Meanwhile a cute French exchange student...
Released: 1985 Rated: PG Length: 98 mins

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