Genres: Romantic comedy, Horror
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict, Daniel Rindress-Kay, Vincent Leclerc, Clifford LeDuc-Vaillancourt, Billie Calmeau, Adam Driscoll, Chris Cavener, Jonathan Dubsky, Alec Bourgeois
Synopsis: A terrible plague has left the planet's population divided between zombies and humans. An unusual zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) sees his walking-dead brethren attacking a living woman named Julie (Teresa Palmer) and rescues her. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and the pair embark on an unusual relationship. As their bond grows and R becomes more and more human, a chain of events unfolds that could transform the entire lifeless world.
This goofy zombie comic-romance follows the undead fellow known as R (Nicholas Hoult), who's pretty nostalgic and "just wants to connect." One day while hunting zombies, human Julie (Teresa Palmer) gets saved from being eaten by R, and both of their heartstrings go zing. The two of them fall for each other and wind up sparking a revolution. John Malkovich shows up somehow playing Grigio, Julie's father and leader of the movement keeping the zombies at bay. It's a different twist on familiar themes, but lacks a certain something.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune