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Burying the Ex (2014)

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A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Alan Trezza (screenplay by)
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Credited cast:
Anton Yelchin ... Max
Ashley Greene ... Evelyn
Alexandra Daddario ... Olivia
Oliver Cooper ... Travis
Dick Miller ... Crusty Old Cop
Archie Hahn ... Chuck
Julia Marchese ... Disgruntled Customer
Wyndoline Landry ... Goth Girl #1 / Demetria
Mary Kate Wiles ... Goth Girl #2
Mark Alan ... Bartender
Ozioma Akagha ... Kat
Stephanie Koenig ... Kendra
Katie Roberts ... FHM Centerfold (as Katie Ross)
John Hora John Hora ... Grumpy Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabrielle Christian ... Coco
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Storyline

When Max (Yelchin) learns that his new live-in girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene) is controlling and manipulative, he is afraid to end the relationship. However, fate occurs and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. A couple months have passed and Max meets his dream girl, Olivia (Daddario). The new romance gets tricky when Evelyn comes back from the grave and insists on continuing their once relationship by all means. Written by PallasBrenna

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Some relationships just won't die.

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Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, partial nudity, some horror violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A little Dante in-joke: The goth bartender (Mark Alan) is actually a reprisal of the character "Mortis" from Roger Corman's Netflix series "Splatter" also directed by Joe Dante. Costume, makeup and even Alan's hair are all the same. See more »

Goofs

At one point early in the movie, Evelyn tells Max he should "replace those incandescent tubes, and get some compact fluorescents". The bulbs shown are in fact fluorescent tubes (not incandescent), and compact fluorescent bulbs would not work in that type of fixture. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn: Werewolves and vampires and zombies, they're figments, Max. They're not real.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

References It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Lynch Mob
From The Intruder (1962)
Composed by Herman Stein (ASCAP)
Gilead Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy Monstrous Movie Music
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Not bad but not particularly good either
9 August 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Wuss (Anton Yelchin) works up the courage to break up with his girlfriend (Ashley Greene) but, before he can go through with it, she's hit by a bus and killed. Just as he is about to start a new relationship with another hottie (Alexandra Daddario), the dead girlfriend returns as a zombie.

I had a hard time liking Anton Yelchin's character. He's this wimpy hipster unmotivated guy that I doubt I could stand for five minutes in real life. Surprisingly, there's no mention of his smoking weed as there usually is with characters like this. You're slacking on your clichés, Joe Dante. He also doesn't contribute much in the humor department. That's left on Ashley Greene's shoulders. Oliver Cooper plays Yelchin's half-brother, which is itself supposed to be a joke of some kind. It's repeated throughout the movie despite never being funny. Some people have half-siblings. I don't get what's funny about that. Outside of that 'joke,' he's pretty much the Jonah Hill character. You know, the fat gross guy who is inexplicably attractive to women and whose material is something that was envelope-pushing decades ago but now seems trite. Consider yourself warned he is naked in this so don't eat while watching. As for Ashley Greene, she owns this thing. She delivers all of the movie's laughs and things just seem less interesting when she's off-screen. Sexy Alexandra Daddario is given little to work with but does fine.

I'm glad to see Joe Dante is still around and hasn't completely lost it. I mean, this is nowhere near the stuff he made in his prime, but it's better than anything John Landis has made lately. It's got a lot of the expected Dante touches (perhaps too many), such as old horror movies constantly playing in the background, a moving truck with the name Romero on it, and an amusing guest appearance from Dick Miller. It almost feels like Dante is homaging himself at this point. Aside from these touches, there really is nothing about this that stands out from a thousand other directors with less status. The movie looks as though it could have been made for television, honestly. It's a watchable horror comedy, funny in parts and gross in others. Worth a look but don't expect much.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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