Better Off Dead


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In 1985, Savage Steve Holland brought to life his directorial debut with Better Off Dead. This flick is the story of a high school student who becomes distraught when his girlfriend dumps him for the captain of the ski team and he balances his attempts to get her back with attempts to take his own life. Better Off Dead stars John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Curtis Armstrong, and Diane Franklin, and maintains a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes on just under 30 reviews. However, it was not a commercial or critical success upon release, and it took many years to achieve cult classic status. But, does it hold up? Listen in as Jon, Colin, and Brent debate better ways to deal with your problems as we discuss if this film is better off celebrated, or forgotten.

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