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Cast: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper
It seemed like a great idea when all-around nice guy Max (YELCHIN) and his beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (GREENE) moved in together. But when Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits. There’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is the victim of a fatal, freak accident, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (DADDARIO) – Evelyn has returned from the grave and is determined to get her boyfriend back...even if that means transforming him into one of the undead.
"Burying the Ex" tells the story of Max and his girlfriend Evelyn. Even though the two have different interests they really seem to be in love with each other that is until they decide to take the next step by moving in together. Once they do that Evelyn becomes very controlling and nasty. Once Max sees the real Evelyn he decides to break up with her but he cannot find the courage to do so. He then gets a little help from fate itself, Evelyn gets hit and killed by a bus.
As Max begins his grieving process he meets Olivia who truly is the girl of his dreams. They both share all the same interests but things go from good to bad when Evelyn comes back from the dead looking to keep their love alive even if it means making Max one of the undead as well.
"Burying the Ex" is a horror/comedy that has been done before, as recently as "Life After Beth." But Director, Joe Dante does a good job bringing the script by Alan Trezza to life. A horror/comedy but the emphasis is certainly on the comedy. I am not going to go into major plot details here so not to ruin any of the surprises but there is a reason Max's girlfriend comes back from the dead, just in case you were wondering but I am not going to give it away here.
"Burying the Ex" is a harmless, fun little comedy that delivers on some very funny moments and some cool physical effects as well which was refreshing to see. But the film's biggest strength is in its cast. I am a big fan of Anton Yelchin and he is amazing here as Max but he is not alone, Ashley Greene is also great as Evelyn and Alexandra Daddario is fantastic as well as Olivia. I also want to mention Oliver Cooper who plays Max's brother. He is a delight to watch and he steals several of the scenes he appears in.
Burying the Ex" doesn't break any new ground and it is not a film you are going to remember for very long but it is a film you are going to really enjoy watching and telling your friends about. I can see why the film was not pushed into major theatrical release but I also think it was much better than a lot of movies in theaters now. One thing I think would have been cool is if the DVD came with a behind the scenes but sadly there are no special features. Still I recommend checking this one out, it is an entertaining Joe Dante film with a great cast that really delivers. You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
*** 3/4 Out Of *****