First, the good news: DROP DEAD FRED is still the ghastliest invisible friend movie ever made. But only just. Albert (Haley Joel Osment) is an orphaned youngster whose mom (Nancy Travis) was a showgirl with the magic act of pretentious French illusionist Monsieur
Antoine (Denis Mercier). Albert's Vegas upbringing makes him less than thrilled with grimy Newark, NJ, where he's sent to live with his workaholic godmother Harriet (Whoopi Goldberg). She, in turn, is not exactly overjoyed at the prospect of playing mom to a precocious white boy whose imaginary
friend is a hulking Frenchman named Bogus (Gerard Depardieu). This bit of leaden fluff is desperately well-intent...