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Film / Life After Beth

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Life After Beth is a 2014 "Rom-Zom-Com" movie written and directed by Jeff Baena, starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Molly Shannon, and John C. Reilly.

Beth Slocum (Plaza) dies after getting bitten by a venomous snake, leaving her boyfriend Zach Orfman (DeHaan) devastated. Zach starts spending time with Beth's parents Maury (Reilly) and Geenie (Shannon), up until the moment where they suddenly shun him out. Curious, he comes to their home uninvited, only to find them in company of... a very much alive Beth, who seems to have forgotten everything since last week, including dumping Zach and dying.

Delighted, Zach sees this as a second chance for his relationship with Beth, but he soon realizes that his girlfriend Came Back Wrong, and she keeps getting worse...


This film contains examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Beth becomes this to Zach in the second half of the movie.
  • Attractive Zombie: Beth is this at first; however, she gradually turns into the usual Romero-escue carnivorous zombie.

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