“Life After Beth” Gets DVD Release Date

The zombie romcom “Life After Beth” comes out on DVD Oct. 21st.

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The film which was written and directed by Jeff Baena, stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon, Thomas McDonnell, and Paul Reiser.

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Matthew Gray Gubler Attends Sundance Next Fest

Last night, Matthew Gray Gubler stopped by the Sundance Next Fest to promote the west coast premiere of “Life After Beth”. He attended the event with costars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Molly Shannon, and writer/director Jeff Baena. Here are photos of them posing on the Red Carpet at last nights event.

"Life After Beth" Los Angeles Premiere at Sundance NextFest 2014

"Life After Beth" Los Angeles Premiere at Sundance NextFest 2014

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'Life After Beth' Sundance NEXT FEST Los Angeles Premiere

'Life After Beth' Sundance NEXT FEST Los Angeles Premiere

'Life After Beth' Sundance NEXT FEST Los Angeles Premiere

Sundance NEXT FEST Screening Of "Life After Beth"

Sundance NEXT FEST Screening Of "Life After Beth"

Sundance NEXT FEST Screening Of "Life After Beth"

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DIRECTV To Show “Life After Beth”

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Starting July 17th, DIRECTV subscribers will be able to watch and record “Life After Beth” for $11.99. The film which was written and directed by Jeff Baena, stars Matthew Gray GublerAubrey PlazaAnna KendrickDane DeHaanJohn C. ReillyCheryl HinesMolly ShannonThomas McDonnell, and Paul Reiser.

Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.

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First Trailer For “Life After Beth”

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MTV has just released the long awaited first trailer to Matthew Gray Gubler’s next film “Life After Beth” The Zombie-Romcom, stars Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan play a couple who after the former’s untimely death, reconnect when she comes back to life as a zombie! The film is being released be A24 Films, and will play in select theater’s starting August 15th.

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Written and directed by Jeff Baena, the movie also stars Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser.

“Life After Beth” At Sundance Next Fest And Two New Character Posters

Bloody Disgusting has shared two new character posters for Matthew Gray Gubler’s upcoming film “Life After Beth”.

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It has also been announced today that the film will be part of Sundance’s upcoming Next Fest. The event, which includes both music and film, will take place in Los Angeles from August 7-10.

“NEXT FEST is a continuation of our efforts to connect film-loving audiences with the next generation of independent filmmakers. The unique convergence of film and music enhances the experience of each and offers fresh insight into the talent and vision of these outstanding independent artists,” Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper said.

The festival is an extension of the popular NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival, which showcases stylistically adventurous and bold films, and builds on the Institute’s NEXT WEEKEND event, hosted in 2013.
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Life After Beth will screen on August 8th, and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Click here for more details.
The film which was written and directed by Jeff Baena, stars Matthew Gray GublerAubrey PlazaAnna KendrickDane DeHaanJohn C. ReillyCheryl HinesMolly ShannonThomas McDonnell, and Paul Reiser.

“Life After Beth” To Close Out Indy Film Fest

Matthew Gray Gubler has not 1 but 2 feature films making the film festival rounds with “Life After Beth” appearing at the Indy Film Festival. The film, making it’s midwest debut will be featured as part of the festivals closing night celebration. Tickets to the screening as well as the after party can be purchased by clicking here.

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Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.

The film which was written and directed by Jeff Baena, stars Matthew Gray GublerAubrey PlazaAnna KendrickDane DeHaanJohn C. ReillyCheryl HinesMolly ShannonThomas McDonnell, and Paul Reiser.

Life After Beth Scheduled For Release August 15th

Thanks to Matthew Gray Gubler for tweeting his fans letting us know that “Life After Beth” can be seen in theaters in limited release on August 15th by A24 Films. Here is the report from Fangoria with the details!

After killing ’em at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the rom-zom-com LIFE AFTER BETH has now been scheduled for wider exposure.

A24, which currently has Scarlett Johansson’s UNDER THE SKIN in theaters, has announced that it will open LIFE AFTER BETH in limited release August 15. The directorial debut of Jeff Baena, who also scripted (and co-wrote David O. Russell’s I HEART HUCKABEES), the movie features a potent cast including Aubrey Plaza, CHRONICLE’s Dane DeHaan, DARK WATER’s John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler and PARANORMAN’s Anna Kendrick. The synopsis: “Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.”

 

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Here’s Fangoria’s Sundance Review for “Life After Beth”

Somewhere, perhaps even at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, there is a film that’s like LIFE AFTER BETH, but with no zombies. That version is likely anyone’s idea of a “Sundance” movie; essentially, an indie about a devastating break-up. When you consider that alternative, it makes the unique, intimate LIFE AFTER BETH even better and its slot in the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition truly satisfying. With horror— at least to this writer and I imagine many readers—is the best way to tell this type of story. Instead of a drab stab at realism, we’re treated to the sometimes sweet, oftentimes icky, intensely funny and cutting chronicle of getting on.

 

LIFE AFTER BETH is about the second chance we want, but never, ever need. Zach (Dane DeHaan) is morose and in mourning after the unexpected death of his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza). He is traipsing around in all black and attempting to bond with Beth’s parents to keep a connection alive. He dons her scarf. “It’s summer,” his mother tells him. Unfortunately, her folks grow cold and distant with little explanation. Already in distress, Zach attempts to confront them in person, instead finding a returned Beth and a mess of confusion.

Considering the young nature of Zach and Beth’s characters, it’s remarkably natural to tie the behavior following a break-up to the stakes of life and death, and there’s little hiding director Jeff Baena’s film is about just that. Zach reveals that just before Beth’s demise, she was looking at other options. Her resurrected self however has no recollection, instead seemingly resetting and fixating on Zach and their unhinged hormones (as well as attics, mud and smooth jazz, weirdly). What follows is, much like any ill-fated second go at a relationship, an accelerated, torrid affair, handily visualized as Beth decomposes and frays before everyone.

What’s remarkable, aside from the genuine wit on display and clever nature of Baena’s script, is the way he crafts each step of confused emotion involved with rekindling a failed relationship. The ride is earnest and heartfelt midst its truly dark, often violent humor. One section, as Zach ignores the strange circumstances and stranger bodily issues of Beth’s return, plays as the introduction of our new favorite cinematic goth couple. Zach, adorned in black, treats his technically deceased girlfriend in a 50s-esque peter pan-collared dress to hikes and serenades on the beach. They stare and share exchanges lovingly, with true chemistry on the parts of Plaza and DeHaan. Of course, the impossible nature of them being together rises with fury, as Beth lashes out with little understanding why, becoming aggressive and frightening and increasingly dead-er in the process.

At the Sundance post-film Q&A, Baena revealed that Beth and the film’s other zombies’ obsession with attics and bringing mud in the house is a matter of their limited brain function, doing things in opposite form. As you’re watching however, and as increasing numbers of corpses hit the streets, the attic motif becomes a parallel for the loaded return of things long forgotten. At first, the zombies are jovial, but quickly turn agitated and feral at the confusion of their existence and being a nuisance in the lives of those still living. The wound caused by Zach and Beth’s death/break-up is still so fresh it’s all doubly hurtful for them and the audience, as well.

That’s not to say LIFE AFTER BETH is dour, simply powerful. But surrounded by an incredible ensemble including John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Cheryl Hines and Matthew Gray Gubler, the film’s penchant for go-for-broke, out-there humor and hilarious observation of suburban family life is perfect tonal balance. It’s all support for Plaza however, who is absolutely stunning in the role of a self-aware zombie. The story may be about Zach’s letting go, but there’s little denying this is Plaza, and Beth’s film.