Burying the Ex

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"Some relationships just won't die."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.4  (11,417)
  • 37

In Burying the Ex, we meet Max (Anton Yelchin), a horror movie-obsessed twenty-something who works at a horror props shop. He's been dating his demanding and high-maintenance girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashley Greene), for three years, but is starting to feel suffocated by their relationship. One night, after a particularly rocky argument, Max wishes that they would break up once and for all.

The next day, Evelyn dies suddenly in a freak accident. Devastated by her passing, Max begins to move on with his life and soon meets the beautiful and free-spirited Olivia (Alexandra Daddario), whom he starts seeing. But just when things seem to be going well for Max, Evelyn comes back from the dead as a zombie and tries to reclaim her place in his life.

Max is horrified that his wish may have come true and that he's stuck with Evelyn forever. As she wreaks havoc on his life, causing trouble at work and with Olivia, Max tries to find a way to get rid of her for good. Along the way, he discovers that Evelyn's new undead lifestyle has given her superhuman strength and that she won't be easily disposed of.

Burying the Ex is a dark comedy that explores themes of relationships, love, and the supernatural. It takes a humorous look at the old adage, "be careful what you wish for," as Max's desire to break up with Evelyn comes back to haunt him in a big way.

Throughout the movie, we see Max struggle to balance his feelings for Evelyn with his newfound love for Olivia. He's conflicted because he still cares for Evelyn on some level, but knows deep down that their relationship was toxic and that he needs to move on.

Ashley Greene gives a standout performance as Evelyn, the controlling and manipulative girlfriend who won't let death keep her down. She's equal parts menacing and hilarious as she schemes to keep Max under her thumb, and her zombie makeup and special effects are top-notch. Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away in 2016, gives a charming and relatable performance as Max, the put-upon everyman who just wants to live his life in peace. Alexandra Daddario is charming as the carefree Olivia, who tries to help Max through his undead ex-girlfriend troubles.

Director Joe Dante, known for his work on horror-comedies like Gremlins and The 'Burbs, infuses the film with his signature blend of horror and humor. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments to balance out the scares.

Overall, Burying the Ex is a fun and entertaining movie that horror fans and romantic comedy fans alike will enjoy. It's a unique take on the zombie genre, and the talented cast and director make it a must-see.

Burying the Ex is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 37.

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    5.4  (11,417)
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