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Warm Bodies (2013)

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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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Jonathan Levine

Writers:

Isaac Marion (based on the novel by), Jonathan Levine (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... R
Teresa Palmer ... Julie
Analeigh Tipton ... Nora
Rob Corddry ... M
Dave Franco ... Perry
John Malkovich ... Grigio
Cory Hardrict ... Kevin
Daniel Rindress-Kay ... Soldier #1
Vincent Leclerc ... Perry's Dad (as Vincent LeClerc)
Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt ... Boy at Airport
Billie Calmeau Billie Calmeau ... Girl at Airport
Adam Driscoll Adam Driscoll ... Young Man at ATM
Chris Cavener ... Soldier #2
Jonathan Dubsky ... Berg
Alec Bourgeois Alec Bourgeois ... Perry (11 years old)
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Storyline

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)

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warm Bodies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,353,967, 3 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,380,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,980,662
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When R (Nicholas Hoult) returns to the airport with Julie (Teresa Palmer) for the first time after the raid at the lab, an automated announcement in the background can be heard, saying, "The white zone is for loading and unloading of passengers only." This is taken from Airplane! (1980) at the beginning of the movie, when Ted first arrives at the airport. See more »

Goofs

When Julie goes out to the balcony, she leaves the door open a crack. But as Nora interrupts Julie on the balcony, the door makes a distinct unlatching sound. See more »

Quotes

[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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Spoofed in Mad: Lukewarm Bodies/Does Someone Have to GOa? (2013) See more »

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Oh Pretty Woman
Written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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"Warm bodies" embodies so many parodies
1 February 2013 | by liana-liSee all my reviews

I went to see "Warm Bodies" on opening night, something I rarely do. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed in this strangely romantic comedy. Don't be turned off by the premise of a zombie romantic comedy - it manages to parody human relationships on many levels the way "Shaun of the Dead" parodied zombie movies. Nicholas Holt does a wonderful job parodying the awkward teenager filled with angst and a longing to connect, yet his inner dialog makes for much of the movie's comedy. He manages to have a bromance and a romance and make you laugh at the same time. Rob Corddry does a wonderful job holding up his end of the bromance if you will, and I didn't even catch his part in aiding the Shakespearian nod. Yes, this movie manages to pull a pun on Shakespeare while also light-heartedly setting out themes for what defines a person as human. Teresa Palmer does a wonderful job rounding out the chick flick humor with Analeigh Tipton. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and will be going to see it again. I was too busy laughing to see the plot holes.

I also have purposefully avoided reading the book, so I wouldn't have any preconceived notions of the movie. I get that the book was much darker than the film, which would set a viewer up for disappointment in a romantic comedy.


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