In which the author considers resiliency.

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There is a lot to dislike about Better Off Dead… (1985). It is a formula script from an age of formula. It is intended as not much more than a vehicle for young John Cusack. A better example of his work from a later era, and more germane to the zeitgeist is Grosse Pointe Blank (1997).

I mean, what is more Gen X than a contract killer realizing that he hates his job…