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Warm Bodies

Director Jonathan Levine hit the jackpot with Will Reiser’s screenplay for 50/50 (2011), a funny and true account of a young man facing death by cancer. For this follow-up effort, Levine has adapted a “zombie romance” novel by Isaac Marion about the star-crossed love between a zombie boy and a live girl, which might seem similar in theme to 50/50 but registers on-screen as a muddled teenpic. Nicholas Hoult is the cute zombie in a red hoodie, Teresa Palmer is the girl he wins over after killing her boyfriend (a conflict never satisfactorily resolved), and John Malkovich is her father, one of those post-apocalyptic warrior types, who disapproves of his daughter going with a boy who eats brains.



  • Jonathan Levine


  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Teresa Palmer
  • John Malkovich
  • Rob Corddry
  • Dave Franco
  • Analeigh Tipton
  • Cory Hardrict
  • Daniel Rindress-Kay
  • Vincent Leclerc
  • Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt
  • Billie Calmeau
  • Adam Driscoll
  • Chris Cavener
  • Jonathan Dubsky
  • Alec Bourgeois


  • Bruna Papandrea
  • David Hoberman
  • Todd Lieberman
  • Laurie Webb
  • Cori Stern
  • Nicolas Stern

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