A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.
So imagine if your girlfriend or partner has passed away, you attend their funeral and grieve the loss of your loved one for you to see her a few days later as thou nothing has happened, with them having no memory of dying what so ever. Welcome to Life After Beth.
Zombie films and TV shows are causing chaos each and every direction we turn lately, its the done to death genre that seems to sell time and time again, throwing a comedy slant on things is more of a welcome addition as we only have Shaun of The Dead, ZombieLand and Warm Bodies that mainly stand out in that genre, so Life After Beth isn’t saturated in the common zombie traits as you might expect. The mood and atmosphere throughout the opening 20 minutes reminds me of Jennifer’s Body, that un assuming, depressing feel with a hidden secret just waiting to emerge.
So Zach (Dane DeHaan) is in heaven, his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) is back from the dead and now he can do all the things in his power to keep her around, her memory loss has blocked out the fact they were on the verge of splitting up just before she passed away but now this is irrelevant in her new lease of life. All is not as it seems thou as Beth’s strange behavior starts becoming more and more apparent with hilarious consequences as she starts craving the taste of human flesh.
We’ve all dated a girl like Beth that’s for sure, crazy, nuts, extremely clingy. Either way Life After Beth breathes some fresh air into the zombie rom-com genre and is thoroughly enjoyable to watch !