Warm Bodies

  • 12
  • Jonathan Levine (2012)
  • US
  • 93 min
Warm Bodies
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Nicholas Hoult feels dead inside at the start of this offbeat romantic comedy, mainly because he's a zombie. But writer/director Jonathan Levine (50/50) breaks the rules of the genre by giving us an undead hero, R, who is able to think deeply about his life (or lack of it) and conveys this in a rib-tickling voiceover. That residual spark of humanity is fanned into something warmer thanks to mortal blonde Julie (Teresa Palmer), whose boyfriend Perry (Dave Franco) literally gives R some food for thought - because eating his brains allows him to experience old memories of Julie. The plot does lumber a bit, as Julie barely reacts to Perry's death and yet inspires R to feel again. Still, the interplay between the couple is surprisingly tender and witty, with a shot of adrenaline later on when R faces off with Julie's zombie hunter dad (a rabid John Malkovich) and an army of lethal skeleton zombies. It's not seamless, but Hoult carries the burden gracefully, even with a lopsided gait.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy horror starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. After a zombie plague has swept across the globe, humans are struggling to survive. When one zombie chooses to rescue a girl rather than eat her, a bizarre romance blossoms between them.

Cast and crew

Cast

R
Nicholas Hoult
Julie
Teresa Palmer
General Grigio
John Malkovich
M
Rob Corddry
Perry
David Franco
Nora
Analeigh Tipton
Kevin
Cory Hardrict

Crew

Director
Jonathan Levine

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment One
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 8 Feb 2013
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Entertainment One UK
Categories
Comedy
Drama