Slug: better-off-dead Date: 2007-07-25 Title: Better Off Dead layout: post
What can I say… Better Off Dead is a typically hysterical Cusack black comedy, full of neurotic and existential angst. What it also is filled with is odd bits of off-beat animation, both traditional and claymation, strange non-sequiters like the psychotic paperboy, and characters too weird to explain at all (i.e. Lane’s mother and younger brother). And we laughed all the way through it.
Moments of particular merit (or pure mind-boggling “wha”-ness):
- Cusack doing Frankenstein
- an unexpected character in an aardvark-fur coat
- the skiing paperboy
4 out of 5 claymation hamburgers.