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Burying the Ex (2014)

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A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Alan Trezza (screenplay by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anton Yelchin ... Max
Ashley Greene ... Evelyn
Alexandra Daddario ... Olivia
Oliver Cooper ... Travis
Dick Miller ... Crusty Old Cop
Archie Hahn ... Chuck
Julia Marchese ... Disgruntled Customer
Wyndoline Landry ... Goth Girl #1 / Demetria
Mary Kate Wiles ... Goth Girl #2
Mark Alan ... Bartender
Ozioma Akagha ... Kat
Stephanie Koenig ... Kendra
Katie Roberts ... FHM Centerfold (as Katie Ross)
John Hora John Hora ... Grumpy Customer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabrielle Christian ... Coco
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Storyline

When Max (Yelchin) learns that his new live-in girlfriend, Evelyn (Greene) is controlling and manipulative, he is afraid to end the relationship. However, fate occurs and Evelyn is killed in a freak accident. A couple months have passed and Max meets his dream girl, Olivia (Daddario). The new romance gets tricky when Evelyn comes back from the grave and insists on continuing their once relationship by all means. Written by PallasBrenna

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Taglines:

Some relationships just won't die.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, partial nudity, some horror violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burying the Ex See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$668,777
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Max and Evelyn are having sex at the beginning of the film, the movie Fright Night (1985) is playing on the TV. Anton Yelchin played the lead role in the 2011 remake, Fright Night (2011). See more »

Goofs

At one point early in the movie, Evelyn tells Max he should "replace those incandescent tubes, and get some compact fluorescents". The bulbs shown are in fact fluorescent tubes (not incandescent), and compact fluorescent bulbs would not work in that type of fixture. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn: Werewolves and vampires and zombies, they're figments, Max. They're not real.
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A scene is shown after the credits. It shows the use of a special effect. See more »

Connections

References Beast of the Yellow Night (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
From Tarantula (1955)
Composed by Herman Stein (ASCAP)
Gilead Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy Monstrous Movie Music
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Despite Poor Reviews, A Real Love Letter
5 October 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A guy (Anton Yelchin)'s regrets over moving in with his girlfriend (Ashley Greene) are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

Apparently this film has largely negative reviews. That surprises me. I can understand mixed reviews, because this is definitely not Joe Dante's finest film. But where are the horror fans who appreciate all the great references? This is definitely a love letter to horror fans, the ones who are gore to the core.

Maybe the humor was a little off. I thought the sex factor was played up a bit more than it ought to have been (but I am also very prudish). And Ashley Greene was somewhat annoying (though this was how her character was scripted, so that should be a compliment). Overall, this was enjoyable and light. I can see it getting improved reviews as time goes on.


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