Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Jonathan Levine
Based on: Isaac Marion‘s novel
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich

Plot:
The zombie apocalypse has happened. R (Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie who can’t remember much – not even his entire name – and spends most of his time shuffling around an empty airport. But all of that changes when he meets Julie (Teresa Palmer) during a hunt. Julie is one of the few survivors. And while R munches on Julie’s boyfriend Perry (Dave Franco), he falls in love with her. He brings her home and Julie slowly realizes that maybe not all zombies are the monsters she thought they were. And their connection sparks a new development that is much bigger than the two of them.

Warm Bodies is great. It’s sweet, very well made and extremely funny. I expected much from it beforehand and I got it all.

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50/50 (2011)

50/50
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Will Reiser
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall, Anjelica Huston

Plot:
Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is only 27 when he is diagnosed with cancer. Completely shocked, he tries to re-arrange his life to accomodate that fact and to beat the disease, as do his friends and family. But everybody is completely overwhelmed by the situation from his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) to his girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), his mother (Anjelica Huston). Even his young and inexperienced therapist Katherine (Anna Kendrick) isn’t much help.

I’m wary when it comes to movies with Seth Rogen/menchildren/stoner humor – they are not my thing. And this movie had the potential to end up just there. But fortunately, it didn’t. Instead it was a wonderful, touching and even funny film that I enjoyed very much.

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