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Love and Monsters (2020)

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In a monster-infested world, Joel learns his girlfriend is just 85 miles away. To make the dangerous journey, Joel discovers his inner hero to be with the girl of his dreams.

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Michael Matthews

Writers:

Brian Duffield (screenplay by), Matthew Robinson (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan O'Brien ... Joel
Jessica Henwick ... Aimee
Michael Rooker ... Clyde
Dan Ewing ... Cap
Ariana Greenblatt ... Minnow
Ellen Hollman ... Dana
Tre Hale ... Rocko
Pacharo Mzembe ... Ray
Senie Priti ... Karen
Amali Golden ... Ava
Te Kohe Tuhaka ... Tim
Tasneem Roc ... Anna Lucia
Thomas Campbell ... Anderson
Joel Pierce ... Connor
Melanie Zanetti ... Kala / Voice of Mav1s
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Storyline

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O'Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there's nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way. The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material

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Trivia

Dogs that portrayed 'Boy' were two Australian kelpies called Hero and Dodge. See more »

Quotes

Joel: I'm alive because of the generosity of a few strangers and the kindness of a dog.
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Crazy Credits

Images from the survival guide are displayed with the first part of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Opus 40
Written by Jonathan Donahue (as Jonathan Daniel Donahue), Dave Fridmann (as David Lawrence Fridmann), Sean Mackowiack (as Sean Thomas Mackowiak) & Adam Snyder (as Adam J. Snyder)
Performed by Mercury Rev
Courtesy of [PIAS]
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I love love and monsters
17 October 2020 | by Sickpuppy365See all my reviews

Everyone involved in the making of this movie should be proud. Yes the plot is simple and it's been done many times in this genre and several others, like for instance The road, or The book of Eli or 28 days later... But in this case more like Zombieland if it was rated PG-13. Dylan O'Brien plays Joel, a character much akin to Jesse Eisenberg's "Columbus", a kind of neurotic and unwilling protagonist out of his depth, who is rescued by Michael Rooker (playing Woody Harrelson's "Tallahassee") the grizzled survivalist with the adorable Minnow (Arianna Greenblatt playing Abigail Breslin's "Little Rock") in tow, whilst on a quest to find his love interest Aimee (the lovely Jessica Henwick playing Emma Stone's "Wichita")... Confusing? Not really. It's a post-apocalyptic road trip monster filled action love story movie that is a romp and a riot. It's not often you get to see a movie where even it's weakest link is still holding strong... The dialogue is witty, the scenery is beautiful but appropriate, CGI game is strong most of the time, and cinematography crisp & clear, no lightening cuts and shaky camera. All the cast brought their A-game. Hero and Dodge lent so much emotion to their joint portrayal of "Boy" the dog, they both must be very good boys... and Mavis the robot could almost pass the Turing test. You may have to suspend belief a bit in a couple scenes... But just remember you are watching a movie with giant frogs and snails and it shouldn't be too difficult. For me it's a 7 but a strong one.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$270,302, 18 October 2020

Gross USA:

$1,070,714

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,070,714
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2.35 : 1
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