Rated R for sexual content, partial nudity, some horror violence, and language
Released: June 19,2015
Running Time: 89 mins.
Production Company: Voltage Pictures
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Alan Trezza
Burying The Ex Stars
Anton Yelchin as Max
Ashley Greene as Evelyn
Alexandra Daddario as Olivia
Oliver Cooper as Travis
Embracing the corny B-movie allure, Burying the Ex takes advantage of its modest yet mildly fun concept. It produces decent comedy with pop reference, fitting acting and smart script. The movie is still stuttering with odd plot development, but all things considered it’s a fun popcorn flick worthy of a few giggles.
Max (Anton Yelchin) has been bothered by his shifty relationship with Evelyn (Ashley Greene). Their personalities almost always clash, not to mention Evelyn can be incredibly volatile. Things get worse as a shady curse of some sort bind them both forever, this includes afterlife. After a tragic accident Evelyn rises from the death to fulfill her eternal love. The premise is by all means average romcom, but it is delivered with adequate conviction and wit.
Ashley Greene fully welcomes the quirky role. She’s equally obnoxious as living eco-obsessed girlfriend, and a creepy zombie lady. The change of tone and behavior is done realistic enough, despite the exaggerated set-up, to ensure their situation is oddly identifiable. Alexandra Daddario is the new love interest for Max, She plays her part good, but is out shined by “Yelchin and Green”. The cast isn’t large, only four main characters, and it keeps the pacing moving relatively well, The actors and actresses work really well together.
The script is done with tongue-in-cheek approach. Dialogues are occasionally cringe worthy, though most of the times they contain enough modern pop references or silly puns, audience can’t help but laughing at them. Plot can be shady and a bit forced, but if audience can overlook some of these obscurities, there’s mild fun to be had here.
Burying the Ex is a simple B-movie, yet it is presentably humorous in the scale it plays on, and should be considered one of the better comedy horror B-movie of 2015.
I give this movie: 3.5 out of 5
IMDB gives it a: 5.4 out of 10
Rotten Tomatos gives it a: 4.4 out of 10
Metacritic gives it a Metascore of: 37 out of 100