Better Off Dead

John Cusack had his first starring role as Lane, a sad-sack high school student who, despite numerous attempts, can't manage to kill himself after his girlfriend dumps him for a dude with the superb name of Roy Stalin. He impulsively challenges the new man to a ski contest, but is it really worth winning his girl back when there's a cute French exchange student next door? This meandering, silly comedy painted the broad outlines of Cusack's sweet-loser persona and will appeal to anyone with a penchant for '80s nostalgia and a desire not to think about anything too hard.
Showtimes & Tickets


"Savage" Steve Holland
John Cusack, Diane Franklin, David Ogden Stiers

Report This

Please use this form to let us know about anything that violates our Terms of Use or is otherwise no good.
Thanks for helping us keep EverOut a nice place.

Please include links to specific policy violations if relevant.

Say something about this item. If you add it to multiple lists, the note will be added to all lists. You can always change it later!