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Burying the Ex (2014)

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A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.




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Credited cast:
Crusty Old Cop
Disgruntled Customer
Goth Girl #1 / Demetria
Goth Girl #2
FHM Centerfold (as Katie Ross)
John Hora ...
Grumpy Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Stanny ...
Bearded man who walks out of cinema


When Max (Yelchin) learns that his new live-in girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene) is controlling and manipulative, he is afraid to end the relationship. However, fate occurs and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. A couple months have passed and Max meets his dream girl, Olivia (Daddario). The new romance gets tricky when Evelyn comes back from the grave and insists on continuing their once relationship by all means. Written by PallasBrenna

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Some relationships just won't die.


Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, partial nudity, some horror violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sahraniti Bivšu  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Max and Evelyn are having sex at the beginning of the film, the movie Fright Night (1985) is playing on the TV. Anton Yelchin played the lead role in the 2011 remake, Fright Night (2011). See more »


At one point early in the movie, Evelyn tells Max he should "replace those incandescent tubes, and get some compact fluorescents". The bulbs shown are in fact fluorescent tubes (not incandescent), and compact fluorescent bulbs would not work in that type of fixture. See more »


Max: What did I say about using my place for sex?
Travis: I don't know.
Max: I said: use your own place.
Travis: And risk having these chicks know where I live?
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Crazy Credits

A scene is shown after the credits. It shows the use of a special effect. See more »


References Pit and the Pendulum (1961) See more »


Song for Zula
Written by Matthew Houck
Performed by Phosphorescent
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Overly attached dead ex-grilfriend
12 July 2015 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Embracing the corny B-movie allure, Burying the Ex takes advantage of its modest yet mildly fun concept. It produces decent comedy with pop reference, fitting acting and smart script. The movie is still stuttering with odd plot development, but all things considered it's a fun popcorn flick worthy of a few giggles.

Max (Anton Yelchin) has been bothered by his shifty relationship with Evelyn (Ashley Greene). Theire personalities almost always clash, not to mention Evelyn can be incredibly volatile. Things get worse as a shady curse of some sort bind them both forever, this includes afterlife. After a tragic accident Evelyn rises from the death to fulfill her eternal love. The premise is by all means average romcom, but it is delivered with adequate conviction and wit.

Ashley Greene fully welcomes the quirky role. She's equally obnoxious as living eco-obsessed girlfriend and a creepy zombie lady. The change of tone and behavior is done realistic enough, despite the exaggerated set-up, to ensure their situation is oddly identifiable. The cast isn't large, only four main characters, and it keeps the pacing moving relatively well.

The script is done with tongue-in-cheek approach. Dialogues are occasionally cringeworthy, though most of the times they contain enough modern pop references or silly puns, audience can't help but laughing at them. Plot can be shady and a bit forced, but if audience can overlook some of these obscurities, there's mild fun to be had here.

Burying the Ex is a simple B-movie, yet it is presentably humorous in the scale it plays on.

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