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Dead Bodies (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 25 April 2003 (Ireland)
The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy McGann
... Jean Goodman
... Billy
Darren Healy ... Noel
... Viv McCormack
... Mr. O'Leary
Des Nealon ... Mr. Kearns
... Gordon Ellis (as Gerard Mcsorley)
Liz Quinn ... Receptionist in Gym
Brendan O'Sullivan ... Police Officer
... Detective Inspector Wheeler (as Seán Mcginley)
Frank Coughlan ... Desk Sergeant
Sarah Jane Drummey ... Helen (as Sarah-Jane Drummey)
Alan Robinson ... Police Officer in Coffee Shop
Breffni Winston ... Police Officer in Coffee Shop (as Breffni Whiston)
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The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

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Every situation is a grave situation.

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Dates on Garda security camera in one scene show 9 September 2003. In a subsequent scene, the date is 5 September 2003. See more »

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Jean Goodman: How come you're never around when I need you?
Tommy McGann: Jean, we've split up.
Jean Goodman: I needed you last night. And where were you?
Tommy McGann: I told you, I was at...
Jean Goodman: You were at a party. Ah, that's great Tommy. And how inconsiderate of me to need you last night. How awful my timing is. What a selfish bitch I am! I come in, and that fucking lizard is roaming around. I've been trapped in the bedroom since I got here.
Tommy McGann: He's not a lizard, he's a bearded dragon.
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Does not contain as many dead bodies as I thought it would!
1 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I won't give an exact number of how many people bite the dust, but, for some reason, I expected it to be more. However, that's just my minor gripe. I actually enjoyed this film immensely.

It's about a layabout boyfriend whose girlfriend shouts at him one too many times. A horrific accident later and he's left working out the best way of disposing of a body (and there may be one or two more bodies to follow after that).

Most reviews touch on Danny Boyle's classic 'Shallow Grave,' as there are a few comparisons, but Dead Bodies isn't simply Ireland's answer to Boyle's first classic. Also, as others have mentioned the film does start off quite cheeky, almost as if it's trying to set the tone as a comedy. However, the comic feel starts to slowly dwindle as the bodies start to pile up (in not a very big pile). Therefore some people seem to lament the lack of quick-fire humour that the opening half hour displays.

The humour is well-written, so I can understand people missing it. However, if you just let it go and accept that the film ventures into something much darker then you should get something out of it.

It's one for people who like 'whodunits' who know who did it from the off.


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