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Warm Bodies, Time for a Zom-Rom-Com!

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TITLE: Warm Bodies

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Levine

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States

Warm Bodies is a hilarious zombie/romantic comedy that stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Dave Franco, and John Malkovich. The film is an expert blend of the zombie and romantic comedy genres, while going a little bit ridiculous on both ends.  Nicholas Hoult plays R, a zombie who spends his days aimlessly shambling around an airport with the rest of the undead.  Out on a supply run, Julie Grigio (Palmer) and her boyfriend Perry Kelvin (Franco), as well as the rest of their group, are attacked by R and other zombies. After murdering Perry, R eats his brain and he falls in love with Julie.

Most of the logic in this film is stretched pretty thin, but there doesn’t have to be that much logic in a rom-com nowadays anyway right? I mean in Warm Bodies they have zombies speaking broken English, having feelings, being capable of kidnapping, and driving cars. At least all of these ridiculous antics are highly enjoyable to watch.  In my opinion, the best line of the film is when R accidently crashes a very nice luxury car, and Julie says “Come on R, this used to be such a nice car!” One of the best scenes in the film is when Julie compares R to the Dawn of the Dead zombie.

In my opinion, Warm Bodies is such a hit because R is very relatable to many people in my age group. R and Julie’s relationship shows that awkward, mostly rocky beginning to relationships that we pay to go see in romantic comedies so we don’t have to feel so shitty about our relationships in our own lives.  The whole time I was watching Warm Bodies, I kept leaning over to my friend that I was watching with and pointing out how this film is about her and her complicated relationship.


Overall, Warm Bodies is a hilarious, over the top, good time.


  • Perfect blend of Zombie genre and Romantic Comedy.
  • Zombies driving cars.
  • Perfectly shows relationship between a shy teenager and an attractive female.
  • Bonies offer a semi-frightening enemy.
  • Shows the loneliness of being a zombie.
  • Zombies are humanized.
  • Highly relate-able.


  • Zombies can’t talk they are dead.
  • Logic is innovative but utterly ridiculous.
  • Dave Franco is a huge asshole, and he is dead most of the film.
  • John Malkovich could have put of a better performance.

SCORE: 7.5 / 10 Stars

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  • I thought R was relatable and I’m not in your age group. I think it’s similar to why The Big Bang Theory is so popular. 🙂

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    • I was actually quite surprised how much my friends and I related to R and Julie. I feel that is what made the film so enjoyable. As for The Big Bang Theory, I don’t doubt that at all. The show runners behind TBBT definitely know how to target their audiences.


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