DROP DEAD FRED is a therapeutic fable for people who believe that by becoming an adult, one inevitably loses the capacity to have fun. But the alternative it suggests is nothing short of horrifying.
Elizabeth Cronin's (Phoebe Cates) life is a shambles. Her philandering husband Charles (Tim Matheson) has left her to move in with a blond bombshell, her car has been stolen and her overbearing mother Polly (Marsha Mason) has just arrived to take care of things. Asleep in her old room in her
mother's neurotically immaculate house, Elizabeth feels as though she's an unhappy little girl again. And in many ways she is--so many ways, in fact, that the imaginary friend w...