Life After Beth (DVD)
Get ready to feast on a totally infectious new take on the zombie genre - the zom rom com: boy meets girl. Girl turns into zombie. Girl tries to eat boy. Featuring a to-die-for cast including Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser and the legendary John C. Reilly... strap yourself in for a hilarious feast of fleshy delights. Sensitive and brooding Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza). But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity and decides to experience all the intimate things he regretted not doing with her in the past. However, there is something strange about the newly returned Beth and before long their relationship starts to decompose in front of his eyes. Literally. What do you do when your previously hot girlfriend starts frothing at the mouth? Run? Or stay and try and make dating a zombie a safe thing to do.
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 1.4 x 13.5 x 17 cm; 80 Grams
- Item Model Number : R-114516-9
- Director : Jeff Baena
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 1 hour and 25 minutes
- Release date : 29 October 2014
- Actors : Dane Dehaan, Aubrey Plaza, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : Roadshow Entertainment
- ASIN : B00P9YN57C
- Number of discs : 1
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And the whole thing is told from the viewpoint of her BOYFRIEND, this being his first-ever “true love”, so he’s devastated by her death, and then he’s delighted, mystified, and gradually, well he hates to admit it but basically, finally….horrified by her return. And that paranoid, right-wing, arms-collecting, nut job of a security guard he has for an older brother—your WORST NIGHTMARE of an older brother, whose dream is someday to actually BE a COP instead of just a minimum wage security guard….turns out to have the right idea all along because, well you know….something like this HAD to happen….if it wasn’t zombie apocalypse it would have been the Commies invading, or Islamic terrorists, or aliens, or those black UN helicopters…sometimes a guy’s just gotta have a gun. Or lots of them, plus ammo…
And if you want to see some more Millenial-age actors, this “high school” pair is another up and coming lot. The parents are even funnier than the kids too, particularly Beth’s neurotic and Jewish parents. All in all, I think this rates a B. And it probably didn’t even rate an R.
I'm all about zombie movies (I own a lot of them) and enjoy when they're taken in new directions or when they successfully combine different genres, but this just didn't work for me. I fully expected a dark comedy, but when it's touted as a zombie romcon and nothing is ever too 'fleshed out' in either direction, it starts to become a hodge podge.
I really wanted to like this one and after my wife stopped watching it, I decided to finish it a few days later. Still nothing. Oh well... it will take up room with my other zombie movies on the shelf...
This movie doesn’t fail to perform. If you liked previous zombie comedies, like “Sean of the Dead”, then you will enjoy this movie as well. It has the same vibe throughout, as well as an independent film feel, like “Little Miss Sunshine”.
The big players in the movie aren’t the guts and gore. It’s the backstory about the characters and how relatable they are. The humor is in the dialogue, there are several quotable lines that will leave you in stitches.
So yes, if comedies and zombies are something you enjoy, then definitely check out this movie. It’s a direct to DVD, so look for it on Redbox.