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Warm Bodies (2013)

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After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

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Jonathan Levine

Writers:

Isaac Marion (based on the novel by), Jonathan Levine (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... R
Teresa Palmer ... Julie
Analeigh Tipton ... Nora
Rob Corddry ... M
Dave Franco ... Perry
John Malkovich ... Grigio
Cory Hardrict ... Kevin
Daniel Rindress-Kay ... Soldier #1
Vincent Leclerc ... Perry's Dad (as Vincent LeClerc)
Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt ... Boy at Airport
Billie Calmeau Billie Calmeau ... Girl at Airport
Adam Driscoll Adam Driscoll ... Young Man at ATM
Chris Cavener ... Soldier #2
Jonathan Dubsky ... Berg
Alec Bourgeois Alec Bourgeois ... Perry (11 years old)
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Storyline

With much of the world's population now an undead horde, R is a young and oddly introspective zombie. While fighting with and feeding on a human scavenger party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity. As this change spreads through the local undead population like a virus, Julie and R eventually have to face a larger issue when the very nature of their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious "Bonies", zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the differences of each side to fight for a better world no one thought possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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There's nothing hotter than a girl with brains See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Warm Bodies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,353,967, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$66,380,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,980,662
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When R (Nicholas Hoult) returns to the airport with Julie (Teresa Palmer) for the first time after the raid at the lab, an automated announcement in the background can be heard, saying, "The white zone is for loading and unloading of passengers only." This is taken from Airplane! (1980) at the beginning of the movie, when Ted first arrives at the airport. See more »

Goofs

When Julie and R are running away from the Bonies, they run through the parking garage to use the red convertible to get away. As Julie is getting into the car, she grabs the windshield to sling herself in the driver's seat. Since the windshield is dusty, you can see where she grabbed the windshield from past takes of filming. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
R: [voice-over] What am I doing with my life? I'm so pale. I should get out more. I should eat better. My posture is terrible. I should stand up straighter. People would respect me more if I stood up straighter. What's wrong with me? I just want to connect. Why can't I connect with people? Oh, right, it's because I'm dead. I shouldn't be so hard on myself. I mean, we're all dead. This girl is dead. That guy is dead. That guy in the corner is definitely dead. Jesus these guys look awful.
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References Outbreak (1995) See more »

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Midnight City
Written by Morgan Kibby, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and Anthony Gonzalez
Performed by M83
Courtesy of Mute
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Funny and Sweet, like Wall-E mixed with a zombie movie
7 February 2013 | by hyprsleepySee all my reviews

And they said you couldn't have a zombie romance story. Take that vampires!

The zombie R was surprisingly strong, but sensitive, sweet, loving, and protective. He wanted to talk to the pretty girl but had trouble finding the words, or at least vocalizing them. His determination and frantic antics were endearing.

Julie was not some wussy victim or brainless babe. It made me happy to see she was tough and could take care of herself. She had a rebellious streak that made her entertaining to watch and a softer affectionate side that showed itself with R.

I can honestly say I liked both characters and wanted to see them succeed.

I particularly enjoyed the scenes where R eats the brains and we saw more of Julie, her old boyfriend, her father, and how they all fit together. It was heart felt and well-done. The relationships and the complexity of them was less evident in the movie than in the book but I could still feel it. If you liked the movie I highly suggest reading the book, by the way.

Warm Bodies was well paced and acted, and one of the better zombie movies I have seen. Watch it, and provided you aren't dead inside, be overcome by it's cuteness!


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