A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one?Written by
There is an additional scene after the credits: an outtake with Bill Murray and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson). See more »
When Columbus and Wichita are drinking alone and talking in the mansion, the candle lengths of the various candelabras in the background table between their heads vary greatly in size between dialog shots. See more »
Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland.
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At the end of the credits, there is a scene between Bill Murray and Tallahassee. Tallahassee attempts to re-create a Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) scene from Caddyshack. Bill Murray then complements him by doing the scene correctly. See more »
The DVD and Blu-ray releases feature 7 deleted scenes:
Ziploc Bags - Columbus narrates over a zombie attack scene that relates to his second rule about using Ziploc bags.
This Did Not Just Happen - Columbus delivers a short monologue about an anxiety attack after being attacked by a zombie.
Mom and Dad Would Have To Wait - Columbus narrates a scene where he explains about zombie attacks while cleaning up his room where he was attacked by one.
The Joke's On Them - After their car is driven away by Wichita and Little Rock, Tallahassee reveals to Columbus that he stole some ammunition without them noticing.
The Slow and The Weak - Wichita and Little Rock have a conversation while driving on a zombie-infested road.
Girls Play At Park - An additional scene where Wichita and Little Rock play at Pacific Playland before the zombies arrive.
You Always Think Of Something - A scene which switches back and forth between Wichita & Little Rock, who are stuck on the fairground, and Columbus and Tallahassee, who are driving to Pacific Playland.
Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a regular boy with regular gaming addiction, but has serious people phobia & never had any friends in his life & is afraid most of the times. One day, due to the spread of an incurable virus, the whole of USA is over-run by zombies. He wants to see his parents in Columbus & during his journey meets up with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) who loves to kill zombies. They are conned by a pair of sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) & Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). All of them become friends over their crazy journey across America.
I seriously loved this film. The comedy is great, we care about the characters, the zombies are gross & the dialogues are seriously cool. This became one of my favourite comedy films of all time, as the character development is strong & there are laughs all the way through. This film has something which lots of films in this genre are missing, it has heart. The characters are warm & the little drama it has is very sincere.
The standout performance comes from Woody Harrelson who is Twinkie loving and zombie hating. Jesse Eisenberg is really maturing as an actor. His latest films have all been good. And his rules, God The Rules, that was so much fun. Abigail Breslin plays yet again the girl-who's-mature-way-beyond-her-age. It may sound boring, but trust me it is anything but that. Emma Stone as Wichita, I loved her. All the characters were endearing to me.
This will undoubtedly become a cult classic, much in the same way as 'Shaun Of The Dead'. A zombie comedy that's this good has taken too long to come after Shaun of the Dead. But it is definitely worth the wait:)
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