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Zombieland (2009)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Horror  |  2 October 2009 (USA)
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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

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Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Survival rule#4: Don't be a hero. See more »


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Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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$23,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,733,155 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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$75,590,286 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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During the Monopoly game, Jesse Eisenberg's character Columbus remarks that one of the best things about Zombieland is "No Facebook status updates". Eisenberg would go on to portray Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, in the film The Social Network (2010). See more »

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In the first scene with Columbus when he fiddles with the keys trying to get his car door unlocked while being chased by zombies, when he decides to take them for another lap he drops the keys on the ground however when he is running away we can see that there are no keys on the ground. See more »

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[first lines]
Columbus: Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland.
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At the end of the credits, there is a scene between Bill Murray and Tallahassee. Tallahassee attempts to re-create a Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) scene from Caddyshack. Bill Murray then complements him by doing the scene correctly. See more »

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References Nightmare City (1980) See more »

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A new style of comedy!
28 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Zombieland is hardly a plot-heavy and dramatic masterpiece, but it IS very, very funny, and not funny in a way you're used to seeing in a comedy.

There are very few jokes made, the humor is more from people doing things that people might normally do, just filmed very well in a humorous fashion.

Oh, and the movie has lots of zombies and other awesome stuff that surround this entire idea of having every situation be the biggest "What the frack?!" you can possibly imagine.

The small cast was obviously having a great time when they made it, and all four characters did a very good job of fitting with the style of the movie.

Lastly, while the whole movie is hilarious, one scene in particular will have you in fits, one of the funniest single little scenes I've ever seen. But, no spoilers here!


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