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Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Romance  |  1 February 2013 (USA)
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After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

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Soldier #1
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Perry's Dad (as Vincent LeClerc)
Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt ...
Boy at Airport
Billie Calmeau ...
Girl at Airport
Adam Driscoll ...
Young Man at ATM
Chris Cavener ...
Soldier #2
Jonathan Dubsky ...
Berg
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Storyline

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity. As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Horror | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novio es un zombie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,353,967 (USA) (1 February 2013)

Gross:

$66,359,959 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Trivia

The story is based loosely on "Romeo and Juliet". "R" = "Romeo"; "Julie" = "Juliet; "Perry" = "Paris"; "M/Marcus" = "Mercutio"; "Nora" = Juliet's "Nurse" (the character of Nora is also a nurse). See more »

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As R and Julie talk on a highway, behind R, there are two jet contrails visible in the sky. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
R: [voice-over] What am I doing with my life? I'm so pale. I should get out more. I should eat better. My posture is terrible. I should stand up straighter. People would respect me more if I stood up straighter. What's wrong with me? I just want to connect. Why can't I connect with people? Oh, right, it's because I'm dead. I shouldn't be so hard on myself. I mean, we're all dead. This girl is dead. That guy is dead. That guy in the corner is definitely dead. Jesus these guys look awful.
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Featured in Half in the Bag: Warm Bodies and Movie 43 (2013) See more »

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Be the Song
Written by Foy Vance
Performed by Foy Vance
Courtesy of Communion Records
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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"Warm bodies" embodies so many parodies
1 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to see "Warm Bodies" on opening night, something I rarely do. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed in this strangely romantic comedy. Don't be turned off by the premise of a zombie romantic comedy - it manages to parody human relationships on many levels the way "Shaun of the Dead" parodied zombie movies. Nicholas Holt does a wonderful job parodying the awkward teenager filled with angst and a longing to connect, yet his inner dialog makes for much of the movie's comedy. He manages to have a bromance and a romance and make you laugh at the same time. Rob Corddry does a wonderful job holding up his end of the bromance if you will, and I didn't even catch his part in aiding the Shakespearian nod. Yes, this movie manages to pull a pun on Shakespeare while also light-heartedly setting out themes for what defines a person as human. Teresa Palmer does a wonderful job rounding out the chick flick humor with Analeigh Tipton. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and will be going to see it again. I was too busy laughing to see the plot holes.

I also have purposefully avoided reading the book, so I wouldn't have any preconceived notions of the movie. I get that the book was much darker than the film, which would set a viewer up for disappointment in a romantic comedy.


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