Better Off Dead... Trailer & Clips


Better Off Dead... full movie is released on Oct 11, 1985. Watch Better Off Dead... online - the English Comedy movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $10,297,601. Better Off Dead... is directed by Savage Steve Holland and created by Savage Steve Holland with John Cusack and David Ogden Stiers. Better Off Dead... is available online on fuboTV and Showtime Amazon Channel.

The teenager Lane Meyer has a crush on his girlfriend Beth Truss. When Beth dumps him to stay with the successful skier Roy Stalin, Lane is depressed and decides to commit suicide. However he gives up and tries to improve his skill of skier to ski the dangerous K12 slope to impress Beth. Meanwhile his neighbor Mrs. Smith receives the exchange French student Monique Junot and her fat son Ricky Smith considers Monique his girlfriend; however, Monique has an unrequited crush on Lane that does not note her. When Lane stumbles upon Monique in a high-school party, he befriends her. The upset Lane challenges Roy in a competition on the K12 slope but then he regrets. However Monique is a great mechanic and skier, and fix Lane's Camaro and teaches him how to ski the K12 slope. What will happen to Lane?

As know as:

Lika gärna död, Antes Morto Que Vivo, Pipo tiukalla, Minha Vida é um Desastre, Better Off Dead...

Release Date (Streaming):

Jul 16, 2002


United States



Production Companies:

CBS Entertainment Productions, A&M Films

Gross worldwide:



Insanity doesn't run in the family, it gallops., You've blown up your neighbor's mom. Your seven-year-old brother has better luck with women than you do. Your girlfriend has a new boyfriend. Relax, you're never..., I have been going to this high school for seven years... I'm no dummy., Teenage life has never been darker...or funnier...


James Berardinelli
There's a potentially edgy aspect to Better Off Dead's comedy that's never fully realized.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 02, 2018
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
Mired in this is Cusack ("The Sure Thing"), an unusually adept verbal comedian not so adept (to his credit) at this kind of slapstick.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 04, 2018
Janet Maslin
New York Times
The film doesn't seem to have much of a focus. But it doesn't seem to want one, either.
by rottentomatoes, May 20, 2003

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