We love zombie films, and we were really excited to hear that Life After Beth will grace into Philippine screens. Thanks to a friend, we already watched the film ahead of everyone else last night at Greenbelt 3.
Zach (Dane DeHaan) is grieving after losing his girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza) due to a snake bite after she hiked alone in the woods. After the funeral, Zach takes comfort through Beth's parents Gennie and Maury (Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly.) However, one night, Zach discovered that Beth isn't dead after all, and her parents told Zach that her sweetheart crawled out of the grave and knocked on their door as if nothing happened. Soon, Zach and Beth continue their romantic relationship but need to take some safety precautions as Beth's starts to act strange and thirsts for human blood.
Last year, we had a really interesting zombie rom-com film in Warm Bodies. Now, we are all treated with the same concept yet, handled in a different way. Life After Beth continues the same thread of romantic escapades between zombies and humans. The film draws a lot into the entertaining premise, providing the simplicity of the story and extracting the humor out of it. Even with a slightly short run-time of 90 minutes the film manages to deliver fun in every minute of it.
Thanks to a talented dedicated cast, the film turned out to be a success. Dane DeHaan shows his versatility as he delivered some jokes in a casual way mostly referring to his zombie girlfriend. Aubrey Plaza did really well and embraces her character that resulted to a memorable zombie performance. She genuinely shifts her character into different emotions effortlessly. The two is also surrounded with outstanding supporting cast led by John C. Reilly, Matthew Grey Gubler and the very perky Erica played by Anna Kendrick.
Overall, Life After Beth is a slick zombie film which can easily generate an appeal to the fans of this genre. It isn't your typical zombie film where it's all about flesh and blood. The film has the heart to produce some charisma, which playfully delivers a solid popcorn flick.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly
Directed By: Jeff Baena
Opens September 3 in cinemas nationwide