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A sweet yet innocuous romance steeped in both Shakespearean motifs and shoegazing tropes, the saving grace of Warm Bodies (Aka 'the emo zombie film') is that it's quite charming, never completely falling into a farcical take on the subject matter. We meet "R" (Nicholas Hoult) shuffling through an airport, intoning via a melancholy, sardonic voiceover about his days spent in utter banality, suffering from the condition of being undead. It's a highly literary device -- no surprise, since the movie is adapted from a novel by Isaac Marion -- and, done badly, it would have set the film adrift. Hoult's reading, however, immediately hooks the audience. After an outing in search of brains to munch upon, he stumbles on Julie (Teresa Palmer), who he falls...

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