This is the first trailer trailer for the zombie rom com Life After Beth, which stars Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan. I had a chance to see the movie at Sundance earlier this year, and it's very entertaining and definitely worth watching.
The story follows Zack (DeHaan), whose girlfriend Beth dies and comes back to life. Zack uses the opportunity as a second chance to show her how much he loves and wants her. She seems fine at first, but slowly starts to rot and turn into a zombie. While this is all happening, Zack is still trying to work things out and keep it together.
It's a really fun and clever concept that was executed perfectly. The movie also stars Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Cheryl Hines. Here's a more detailed synopsis:
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to experience all the things he regretted not doing when she was alive. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite the way he remembered her, and before long, Zach’s world takes a turn for the worse.
Imitating what Dr. Frankenstein did with his monster, writer/director Jeff Baena assembles disparate parts of his film into a new whole and jolts fresh life into it. By fusing elements of a young love story and a zombie movie, he concocts a wickedly funny and shockingly poignant film. With its killer soundtrack and all-star cast, including Aubrey Plaza, whose distinctive delivery has never been used to greater effect, and Dane DeHaan, who perfectly embodies the suffering of a young man with a broken heart and a rotting girlfriend, Life After Beth will leave you dying to see it again.
Life After Beth premieres on DirecTV July 17th and will then get a limited theatrical release starting August 15th. You can read my review here.
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