Ashley Greene and Anton Yelchin in Burying the Ex Photo: Image Entertainment
Last year I had the displeasure of watching Life After Beth, a comedy about a guy (Dane DeHaan) whose girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) that dies and comes back to life as a zombie. I supremely disliked it to the point I could hardly bear another second and ultimately hit fast forward to what was, admittedly, a very funny ending scene. This year it seems director Joe Dante (Gremlins) is exploring similar territory with Burying the Ex with stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Ashley Greene (Twilight), Here’s the plot:
It seemed like a great idea when Max, an all-around nice guy (Yelchin), and Evelyn, his beautiful girlfriend (Greene), moved in together. When Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare, Max knows it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s terrified of breaking up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Just as Max is thinking about moving on with what could be his dream girl, Olivia (Alexandra 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.
The pic premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year and is expected later this year on what I expect will be a day-and-date theatrical and On Demand release. Check out the trailer and poster below.