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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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Bros before brains See more »

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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

Two of Dave Francos movies, 21 Jump Street (2012) and Warm Bodies (2013), feature the same two songs on their respective soundtracks, which are John Waite's "Missing You" and "Midnight City" by M83. See more »

Goofs

When Julie takes a picture of R with the Polaroid camera, she has it on an angle but the picture shows R perfectly straight. 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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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bullet to the Head/Warm Bodies (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Numbers Don't Lie
Written by Laura Burhenn
Performed by The Mynabirds
Courtesy of Saddle Creek
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Entertaining from start to finish
16 February 2013 | by rebecca-rySee all my reviews

'Warm Bodies' is a fantastic film about a zombie named 'R' who falls in love with a human and tries his best to protect her from the rest of the zombies.

The plot is very strange but if you embrace its weirdness and eccentricity then it is brilliant. A lot of people have described it as being like Twilight except with zombies but it is far better – there's depth to the characters, a lot of really funny and embarrassing scenes but there is also a lot of really frightening parts which I did not expect. I am glad there were some scary moments, with zombies you expect a little scare here and there regardless of the genre but, I am surprised at the films' 12a rating. The plot is well paced and you're not bored or waiting for something interesting to happen – the film entertains you from start to finish.

Nicholas Hoult is brilliant in this; it must have been difficult to do this role – especially without blinking most of the time. It's good to see that he is making it in large popular films now because he fully deserves it. Theresa Palmer is also really good; it's nice to see a female lead have some humorous scenes for a change compared to the mind- numbingly dull Bella in Twilight. Dave Franco was also really good here but he was not in the film for very long which is a shame because he can be really funny.

Overall, this is a really funny film with a decent amount of horror included. If you are considering taking children between 8 and12 you should know that there are some pretty frightening scenes. There's a fairly small amount of gore but the 'boneys' can be quite scary – particularly towards the end. However, the film is really nice, funny and even heart-warming sometimes.


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