Indie Gems: Life After Beth

You will never look at hiking and smooth jazz music the same after this.

Zach's (Dane DeHaan) dealing with the aftermath of his girlfriend, Beth's (Aubrey Plaza) death. When her parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) start inexplicably ignoring him, he comes to find out Beth has come back from the dead and they are trying to hide her. She doesn't remember anything from her death, and she's starting to show strange symptoms that are parents are in denial over.

I love watching Dane DeHaan. He's got so much charisma and he provides a good balance of showing Zach's heartache, and still being hilarious at the same time. Aubrey Plaza is known for playing the same characters over and over (but she's good at her schtick) Beth is a little different, so it's a breath of fresh air for her.  Matthew Gray Gubler who plays Zach's older brother, Kyle is also hilarious in his small part. Anna Kendrick even shows up for a bit.

This was an interesting take on the zombie genre, and it feels very new when we've been so accustomed to seeing films like this. The acting was great, and there was plenty of funny moments. 

Grade: B+

Memorable Quote: "...really? It's smooth jazz.." - Zach (Dane DeHaan)

2 comments:

  1. Okay, I've never heard of this, but this sounds like something I should check out ASAP. Thanks for the heads up.

    (and where the Hell would I know DeHaan from?)

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    1. Amazing Spiderman 2, Kill Your Darlings, Chronicle, Place Beyond the Pines. Dude is in a lot of stuff.

      And yes, see this!

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