Life After Beth follows Zach (Dane DeHaan), a teen who is heartbroken when his girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) unexpectedly dies. When her parents, Maury (John C. Reilly) and Geenie (Molly Shannon), resurrect Beth using the Old Testament, Zach gets a second chance to do and say everything he wished he had while she was still alive.
If you picked up on the fact that this is a “zombie movie”, you probably know what’s coming next.
Zach discovers that Beth has come back to life, and they are able to pick up their relationship where it had been cut short — with a few small changes. Namely, Beth is now a zombie, and she has to do zombie things, like eat people.
It’s a funny take on a familiar concept, but even just watching the trailer, you get the sense that there’s more going on here than a cute set-up.
Not only do the performances look great — John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon stand out as Beth’s parents — there’s an opportunity for some clever relationship commentary as Zach begins to drift from the recently resurrected Beth.
The film also stars Anna Kendrick, Cheryl Hines and Paul Reiser.
Watch the trailer at the Source