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"WARM BODIES"
(2013) (Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy/Horror/Romantic Comedy: In a post apocalyptic world, a young woman finds herself strangely drawn to a young zombie who isn't quite like the others.
PLOT:
It's been eight years since a plague killed much of the world's population and turned those victims into zombies. Now, the remaining humans, led by Grigio (JOHN MALKOVICH) and protected by his heavily armed militia, live behind a huge walled city, while the zombies aimlessly and slowly wander about, looking for their latest meal of human flesh and brains. Among them is R (NICHOLAS HOULT) who, like his "friend" M (ROB CORDDRY), lives at a long-deserted airport. While their "conversations" consist of grunting and staring, R has rational thoughts inside his head, and always finds himself conflicted when feeding on a human.

His latest victim is Perry (DAVE FRANCO), a young man sent out with his girlfriend Julie (TERESA PALMER), her friend Nora (ANALEIGH TIPTON), and others on a medical supply run. It turns out a side effect of eating brains is experiencing the memories of the victim, and those in Perry about Julie cause R to save her from being killed by other zombies. He ends up taking her back to an airliner he lives in and which is decorated with various items he's collected over the years. Julie is initially terrified, but eventually realizes he means her no harm and isn't your ordinary zombie.

Spending time with her results in him partially reverting back to human form. That change not only puts both of them at risk from the regular zombies and a more ferocious and quicker moving breed of them known as Boneys, but also Grigio and his men, especially because that man is also Julie's father.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
As it's aimed at teens who like star-crossed lover type movies (think "Twilight"), it's a good bet a fair amount will be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For zombie violence and some language.


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