The Dead Don't Die

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"The Greatest Zombie Cast Ever Disassembled."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.5  (84,827)
  • 53

The Dead Don't Die is a horror-comedy movie from the year 2019, directed by Jim Jarmusch. It boasts an impressive cast, including veteran actors like Bill Murray, Adam Driver, and Tom Waits, among others. The story is set in a small American town called Centerville, where strange things start happening. The sun sets later than usual, and the moon appears to be larger than ever. Radio broadcasts start reporting unusual observations from all around the world, of animals behaving erratically and the earth's rotation being altered.

Police chief Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray) and his right-hand man, Officer Ronnie Peterson (Adam Driver), are called to investigate a grave robbery. They soon discover that the town is being overrun by zombies that have risen from their graves. However, despite the carnage that ensues, the townsfolk seem to take it all in their stride, making darkly witty comments on the absurdity of the situation.

As the undead invasion escalates, the police department is aided by eccentric hermit Bob (Tom Waits), who observes the chaos from a nearby forest. Together, the trio tries to figure out what is causing the dead to rise and how to stop them.

The Dead Don't Die is an unconventional zombie movie, infused with Jarmusch's signature style of deadpan humor and a meta-commentary on popular culture. The movie parodies horror movie tropes, playing homage to classic zombie movies of the past, while also subverting audience expectations with its unexpected plot twists.

The performances by the cast are top-notch, with Murray and Driver's chemistry as the hapless policemen providing some of the film's funniest moments. Waits also delivers a memorable performance as the enigmatic Bob, who provides a commentary on consumerism and environmentalism, adding a deeper layer to the movie.

The movie's soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary songs, including Sturgill Simpson's "The Dead Don't Die" (which plays during the opening credits), along with Iggy Pop's "The Endless Sea" and a cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Selena Gomez.

Despite its flaws and occasional pacing issues, The Dead Don't Die is a funny, entertaining, and thought-provoking movie that offers a fresh take on the zombie genre. It is an absurdist horror movie that plays with the expectations of the audience, and it is sure to be a hit with both zombie movie fanatics and casual moviegoers alike.

The Dead Don't Die is a 2019 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 53.

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