Drop Dead Fred

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Slapstick '90s comedy is filled with crass humor.

PG-13 2003 103 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 8+

I’ve watched this for as long as I could remember

I saw this really young like 5 or so. But I found Fred so funny I would only watch it for Fred and nothing else. I didn’t care about the story line cause that didn’t make sense to me. I never took the ideas form Fred though. Years later I forgot about this movie and my mom asked if I still Remember it. I’m 15 at this point. So we watched it I immediately remembered! But while I was watching I still thought it was funny still didn’t see anything wrong with it. The more I watched as I grew the more I understood it. Man it’s a little dirty, I think I get the whole thing? I’m 20 still watch it once in a while when I need a good laugh. Fred is just the only reason why I watch it. Everything else I can careless about lol

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 9+

I seen this as a very young child and it's funnier now.

I never realized how inappropriate this movie was as a kid. I remember laughing as a kid at the "no panties" reference because underwater jokes were funny to me as a little kid and now that I fully understand the context as more than just a "no panties" joke, I wonder why my grade school showed it alot to the 1st and 2nd grade class. The humor went way above my head and it was only the potty jokes that got me laughing as a kid. If memory serves me correctly not only does DDF say the word "major b*tch" but also says "p*ss off" to make him go away. I remember alot of the movie but it's been years since the last time I have seen it. It's good but it takes a very specific sense of humor to actually enjoy it and certain themes in this movie are depressing when you revisit the film as an adult. The child psychologist part is especially depressing and sends a disturbing message about mental health and medicine used to treat it. Since that will likely go over kids heads it can be viewed at around 8 or 9 years old due to language. The other stuff will go over their heads but I would also say to put off the film longer if you don't want to answer questions the child might have if they ask alot of questions.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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