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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Nicholas Hoult
Teresa Palmer
Rob Corddry
John Malkovich
Analeigh Tipton
Dave Franco
Directors
Jonathan Levine
Screenwriters
Jonathan Levine
Running Time
98 minutes

Warm Bodies
Sympathy for the zombie


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Plot
R (Hoult) is a zombie, but he’s somewhat conflicted about it. When he eats the brain of her boyfriend, Perry (Franco), he falls in love with Julie (Palmer) and begins to strain against the limits of an undead life. But for these star-cross’d lovers, there are obvious obstacles to a happy ending.


Verdict
Somewhere between the pop-culture deconstruction of Zombieland and the skewed romance of (500) Days Of Summer, this manages to make the apocalypse seem charming. Warm is the right word.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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