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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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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
Chris Cavener ...
Soldier #2
Jonathan Dubsky ...
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


Cold body. Warm heart. 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:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When R and Julie hit the car in the parking garage, the BMW has a dent in the grille. When they pull up in front of the abandoned house, the dent in the grille is gone. 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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2 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to this since the moment I saw the trailer and so got myself out of bed for the 10:05 am showing on opening day. It looked funny, like 'Shaun of the Dead,' and seemed to have its own interesting take, which is rare in the zombie genre. Usually the plots of zombie films are about as aimless as the zombies. The best way to describe this film is a zombie romantic comedy. It does have some action and some tense moments later on but the initial set up is the zombie, R's, emotional growth and how meeting this girl sparks something in him to evolve. This is nothing like 'Twilight,' and those that are saying that have either not seen it or are too absorbed in the fact that the two leads are good looking, which is the only commonality this film has with 'Twilight.'But, let's face it, the majority of leads in films are attractive, so, that's not much to base a similarity on. 'Shaun of the Dead' was just a comedy, where this is a comedy with heart and depth. It's a satire, but they don't force feed the point of the film, instead they make it very subtle, which is nice.

It wasn't a laugh-out-loud comedy, but I don't know that I necessarily thought it would be when I saw the trailer. It definitely had more emotional depth than I thought it would which gave me a much fonder attachment to the film than if it had simply been made for laughs. The two leads had great chemistry and were believable and well cast. The directing, writing, and pretty much everything in the film was well done. I have no complaints. It delivered what it said it would and exceeded my expectations which is rare these days in entertainment.

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