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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.

Director:

Jeff Baena

Writer:

Jeff Baena
6 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Taglines:

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, 15 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,315, 5 September 2014
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Offerman can be heard narrating the documentary on Machu Pichu in the beginning of the film. One of the several ties to Aubrey's role in Parks and Recreation. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) When Zach and Maury are playing a game of chess, the black square is in the bottom right corner when it should be the white square. 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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Soundtracks

Vitamin C
Written by Schmidt/Liebezeit/Suzuki/Karoli & Shuring
Published by Messer Music Ltd c/o Bucks Music Group Ltd
Performed by Can (as CAN)
Courtesy of Spoon Records
www.spoonrecords.com
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Not funny or scary at all
11 August 2014 | by danielkirollosSee all my reviews

Just to save you the trouble, this movie is absolute garbage, not scary, not comedic, nothing, it's about a girl that comes back from the dead, and then she isn't the same girl, that's it, Basically, around the 60 minute mark, I was extremely bored, the only reason that I didn't go back home is because I was watching this with my family and it would have been inappropriate to leave them, I didn't give this is a 1 because I have seen much more boring and crappy movies, so a 2 is good enough, the acting was decent but not as great as my expectations were, If I were you, I would much rather buy some ice cream instead of the ticket price, this was less boring compared to a documentary about how snakes live, save yourself money and boredom and don't watch this.


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