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Warm Bodies

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2012
  • Jonathan Levine
  • 93 mins
  • 12A

Summary

A zombie has an unusual reaction to eating a man's brain - he begins to fall in love with his victim's girlfriend. As he regains his human feelings, he forms a close connection with the living woman of his dreams, but their relationship is threatened by both the other walking dead and her militaristic father. Romantic comedy horror, with Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich.

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Review

Rating: 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 (Long Shot) 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 then fanned into something warmer thanks to a meeting with mortal blonde Julie (Teresa Palmer). The plot does lumber a bit, but 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.

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Credits

Cast

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RNicholas Hoult
JulieTeresa Palmer
General GrigioJohn Malkovich
MRob Corddry
PerryDavid Franco
NoraAnaleigh Tipton
KevinCory Hardrict

Crew

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DirectorJonathan Levine

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment One
Released on
2013-02-08
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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