Life After Beth Synopsis
Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.

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Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
Blending smart fantasy elements, broad comedy, tender romance and an atypically slow-burning apocalypse, the directorial debut of “I Heart...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Sometimes tender, sometimes frantic and always funny, the film's surprising coherence is exemplified in a climactic scene that pairs...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The premise would make for a great Funny or Die video, but stretched out to feature length, it runs out of ideas pretty quickly. Still,...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Featuring an awe-inspiring, stellar performance by Parks and Recreation's (and Wilmington's) Aubrey Plaza as Beth, the film opens with the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The best thing Life After Beth has going for it is what star Aubrey Plaza calls its "zom-com-rom-dram" premise. And the clever wordplay of...
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61

Film.com

By Kate Erbland
Baena takes a well-tread road, leaving behind the guts of his promising story and never capitalizing on the charms of either romance or his...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
There’s social satire for those who want it — don’t tell the rest of the neighborhood our daughter’s risen from the dead! — and a fine,...
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58

The Playlist

By Cory Everett
Baena’s debut just never really comes to life and unfortunately lacks the bite the best of the genre has to offer.
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
This dark comedy has a lot of promise for about half its length. Then, unfortunately, it settles into the mundane genre picture that it...
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TheWrap

By Inkoo Kang
There are too few real humans in Life After Beth, resulting in a lack of both brains and heart.
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Life after Beth

By snlzakin
Wonderful ,fun movie with outstanding cast.Acting is the best and movie has lots of funny lines. Suspense builds throughout with great music....

Aubrey in All Her Undead Glory

By laurenmwilson
If you fancy yourself an undead enthusiast, go see this movie. Cuts through all the craptacular zed flicks out there - it's funny, charming and well done top to bottom....

Zombie Comedy

By Corps56
A great cast this Horror Comedy will be a Cult Classic. You heard it here 1st. folks...

More Info

Rated R | For for pervasive language, some horror violence, sexual content, nudity and brief drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Deadpan "romzomcom" likely to have cult appeal for teens.
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