Life After Beth
Dane DeHaan stars as the heartbroken Zach whose girlfriend, Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies suddenly, apparently from a snakebite while out hiking. As he attempts to get over her death, however, Zach soon discovers that Beth has risen from the dead and is being hidden at home by her parents. Refusing to acknowledge that she is now a zombie, they keep Beth busy “studying for a test”, but Zach sees this as a second chance to do everything he never had the guts to do before, while Beth’s condition steadily deteriorates. It’s a typically quirky US indie, with plenty of laughs and witty scenarios that help capitalise on the top notch cast, which also includes John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Anna Kendrick. Perhaps the script could have taken things further, but it more than achieves the modest goals it sets for itself.

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