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Life After Beth (2014)

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A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

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Jeff Baena

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Jeff Baena
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Plaza ... Beth Slocum
Dane DeHaan ... Zach Orfman
John C. Reilly ... Maury Slocum
Molly Shannon ... Geenie Slocum
Cheryl Hines ... Judy Orfman
Paul Reiser ... Noah Orfman
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Kyle Orfman
Anna Kendrick ... Erica Wexler
Eva La Dare ... Pearline
Thomas McDonell ... Dan (scenes deleted)
Alia Shawkat ... Roz (scenes deleted)
Allan McLeod ... Supermarket Stocker
Paul Weitz ... Mr. Levin
Michelle Azar ... Mrs. Levin
Jim O'Heir ... Chip the Mailman
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Storyline

A hike alone in the woods ends tragically for Beth Slocum with a fatal snake bite. Her death leaves her parents and boyfriend Zach reeling. After the funeral, Zach tries to make friends with Mr. and Mrs. Slocum, but even they reject him, and he's determined to figure out why. Then he sees Beth. Her parents are trying to keep her resurrection a secret, but zombie Beth provides Zach with the opportunity to do everything with her that he didn't get to do while she was still alive. But with Beth's increasingly erratic behavior and even more strange occurrences around town, life with the undead Beth proves to be particularly complicated for her still-living loved ones. Written by Anne Campbell

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Some girls just want to watch the world burn.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some horror violence, sexual content, nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor zombie (Life after Beth) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,843, 17 August 2014

Gross USA:

$88,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,717
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Zach goes looking for Pearline, he instead encounters her cousin (credited as Haitian man) who explains that the real reason that Pearline left the Slocum's services is because Mr. Slocum had sex problems and used to walk around naked in front of her. The audience is given a brief moment to reflect on how it would be traumatic for a younger woman to see a middle aged man naked, when a moment later the situation is reversed and Zach, a younger man, is confronted by a naked middle aged woman. See more »

Goofs

After Beth is tied to the oven, the knife on the counter by the cutting board next to the mom moves while she is talking to Zach. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Supermarket Stocker: Can I help you find something, sir?
Zach Orfman: Yeah, do you have any black napkins. I've been looking all over.
Supermarket Stocker: Black napkins... I don't think so. If you don't like white, this is a beige one
Zach Orfman: They have to be black.
Supermarket Stocker: That's more of a Halloween item. You might want to try a party store.
Zach Orfman: [gives a slow, incredulous look]
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.114 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me With You
Written by David Mann
Published by Backspin Music
Metro Music Production Library
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Production Music
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Don't!!
10 May 2017 | by mrsaffleck-2See all my reviews

This is a truly terrible movie. Do not watch It is slow, boring and just generally bad. I wanted to turn it off after 20 minutes but my partner wanted to see it through. All the actors seem to be as bored as I was. Warm bodies, Burying the ex, Shaun of the dead all much better options.


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