Matt Adcock’s film review: Warm Bodies

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It’s often not easy winning the affections of the girl of your dreams – but it’s a lot harder when you’re a decaying reanimated corpse with a passion for eating the brains of the living.

That’s the plot of Warm Bodies, though. It’s based on the novel by Isaac Marion, and tells the tale of a lovestruck young zombie named ‘R’ (Nicholas Hoult) who might be stone cold dead but still has the hots for the still living Julie (Theresa ‘I Am Number Four’ Palmer). Just what you want from a date movie with St Valentine’s day so close on the calendar.

Is there any way that these star-crossed lovers can overcome the small problem of one of them being dead? Warm Bodies has a lot of fun finding out.In the very capable hands of director Jonathan ‘All The Boys Love Mandy Lane’ Levine this is the smartest, funniest zombie story to hit the screen since Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead.

 

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