The Movie: Warm Bodies (2013)
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Nicholas Hoult as R, Teresa Palmer as Julie, Analeigh Tipton as Nora, Rob Corddry as M, Dave Franco as Perry, John Malkovich as Grigio and Cory Hardrict as Kevin
Screenwriters: Jonathan Levine based on the novel by Isaac Marion (buy it here)
Snippet from My Review: (read my full review here)
Warm Bodies is akin to a complete nine year run of a CW primetime soap, boiled down to 97 minutes, stripped of its angsty, faux drama and given a healthy soundtrack budget because even soap opera emotion is harder to create than emotion generated from songs we all recognize. It's not that bad, but I could just as easily do without it.
Here are a couple of questions to help get the conversation started.
1.) Do you think the soundtrack elevated the film or was a crutch used to fill in emotional gaps?
2.) What did you think of the performances? I personally thought the lead cast did quite well. Of the supporting cast Rob Corddry was great, but I could have done without the John Malkovich tough guy act.
Now share your thoughts on the film in the comments below and feel free to include spoilers.