Life After Beth
Directed by Jeff Baena
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...
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★★★★ review by Katie on Letterboxd
okay honestly I would date dead aubrey plaza over alive anna kendrick??
★★★½ review by sindhu on Letterboxd
aubrey plaza plays a literal zombie in this movie yet she still looks more alive than dane dehaan does
★★★★ review by Hollie Horror on Letterboxd
I'm already sensing that Life After Beth is going to go down as a very underrated horror comedy, hopefully this means the movie will experience an enthusiastic resurrection some time in the future.
After the underwhelming experience I had with Suburban Gothic, it was refreshing to watch a film that had a better sense of self. Instead of a balancing act tipping the scales unfavorably, even with the horror toned down and saved for the final 30 minutes, the comedy was on point and first time director, Jeff Baena fully utilizes his cast along with the running gags.
Aubrey Plaza was absolutely hilarious and perfectly offset by Dane DeHaan. Even though I found Matthew Gray Gubler almost unbearable in Suburban Gothic, he is much better at conveying comedy when the quirkiness is toned down.
"Meet me at 16:00, do you know when that is? It's 4pm."
I have a feeling that from now on Paul Reiser will be typecast as your dad, and when it comes to the onscreen dads in Life After Beth, I'm totally biased because the other one is portrayed by one of my favorite actors - John C. Reilly.
As someone who loathes smooth jazz, it was great to see the music soothing the zombies but totally stressing out the living. There was an added bonus when the movie uses The Brian Jonestown Massacre's "The Devil May Care," perfectly.
Coming from someone who has grown tired of zombies in the past 10 years, Life After Beth was an invigorating spoof on the "rom-zom-com-dram", a genre blend that can be traced back to Return of the Living Dead 3 (but we all know it was perfected in Shaun of the Dead) and used as recently as Warm Bodies.
★★★½ review by cassandra on Letterboxd
Aubrey Plaza is bisexual
★★★½ review by Michael Vazquez on Letterboxd
One of Aubrey Plaza's best. Her, DeHaan & John C. Really are always a joy to watch. Though she's has tiny role, it's always nice to see Anna Kendrick. Fun flick.
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