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Warm Bodies (2013)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Soldier #1
Perry's Dad (as Vincent LeClerc)
Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt ...
Boy at Airport
Billie Calmeau ...
Girl at Airport
Adam Driscoll ...
Young Man at ATM
Alec Bourgeois ...


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There's nothing hotter than a girl with brains See more »


Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,353,967, 3 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character Nora was originally described as having brown skin and being half Ethiopian, but they instead decided to go with a Caucasian actress (Analeigh Tipton). See more »


The same Buick Riviera appears in multiple locations about town, including the industrial area through which the Corpses walk and outside the pharmacy the Living raid. See more »


[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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References Outbreak (1995) See more »


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Funny and Sweet, like Wall-E mixed with a zombie movie
7 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

And they said you couldn't have a zombie romance story. Take that vampires!

The zombie R was surprisingly strong, but sensitive, sweet, loving, and protective. He wanted to talk to the pretty girl but had trouble finding the words, or at least vocalizing them. His determination and frantic antics were endearing.

Julie was not some wussy victim or brainless babe. It made me happy to see she was tough and could take care of herself. She had a rebellious streak that made her entertaining to watch and a softer affectionate side that showed itself with R.

I can honestly say I liked both characters and wanted to see them succeed.

I particularly enjoyed the scenes where R eats the brains and we saw more of Julie, her old boyfriend, her father, and how they all fit together. It was heart felt and well-done. The relationships and the complexity of them was less evident in the movie than in the book but I could still feel it. If you liked the movie I highly suggest reading the book, by the way.

Warm Bodies was well paced and acted, and one of the better zombie movies I have seen. Watch it, and provided you aren't dead inside, be overcome by it's cuteness! I can't say enough times - read the book! Read the book! Read the book! Okay I'm done.

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