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LIFE AFTER BETH Unclassified 18+

Night Shift | Feature
D Jeff Baena | USA, 2014
Tags: Australian Premiere, Comedy, Date Night, Horror, Relationships, Romance, Star Power
 

"One of the most emotionally credible zom-coms since Shaun of the Dead." – Hollywood Reporter

Beth is about to break up with Zach when she accidentally dies. So he is understandably thrilled when she inexplicably returns from the dead, with amnesia her only apparent symptom; it's the second chance he's been hoping for. But as further post-life complications occur, it soon becomes clear that Beth is not alone.

With a suitably ominous score by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the directorial debut from I Heart Huckabees co-writer Jeff Baena is a charismatic, smart and hilarious mix of the zombie, comedy and romance genres that playfully upends the conventions associated with each. Aubrey Plaza is fabulous, cast against type as Beth, while Dane DeHaan, John C Reilly, Paul Reiser, Anna Kendrick and Molly Shannon are equally terrific in support, making Life After Beth a deliciously vibrant find.

"Charming, thoughtful and laugh-out-loud funny … for those wondering if there's any fresh meat left to chew on in zombie cinema, relationship comedy Life After Beth answers a resounding yes." – Variety

D/S Jeff Baena P Elizabeth Destro, Michael Zakin Dist Roadshow Films TD DCP/2014

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