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Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Bresling, Bill Murray
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Columbia Pictures
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Kiddie Movie: Oh no. Let them get older.
Date Movie: If funny, zombie fun. You make the call.
Gratuitous Sex: Some boobies.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of zombie smashing.
Action: Lots of zombie chasing.
Laughs: From start to finish, except one little scene in the middle.
Memorable Scene: The Bill Murray section.
Memorable Quote: "If the girls in your neighborhood are now fucked up little bastards..."
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer
Produced By: Gavin Polone

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:21 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
You know what I liked about “Zombieland?” Everything.  5 stars out of 5.

I guess I could end the review right here, but I suppose I’ll expand a bit.  Let’s go…

“Zombieland” gives us a world where some crazy plague has turned most of the human race into flesh-craving zombies, and unlike some of the more serious takes of humans eating human’s movies lately, this one is back to the craziness we know and love.  We are introduced to Zombieland by Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), who is narrating some of the rules needed to survive a zombie-filled world, simple rules like the importance of cardio training (the first to die were the fatties), don’t try to conserve your ammo, and the importance of wearing seat belts.  He’s sort of a sad-sack, hoping to make his way back to Columbus, Ohio, to see if his parents might still be alive, when cruising across his path is Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a dude hell-bent on getting the best zombie kill, and finding a Twinkie.

But what good would a zombie movie be without a love interest, and wouldn’t you know it, Columbus also has trouble with the ladies, but we get Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), as two sisters who cross paths with our “heroes,” and love blossoms, as well as some constant double-crossing.

Survival, though, is the name of the game in Zombieland, and as our quartet make their way to Los Angeles for maybe some safety at an amusement park, a stop at Bill Murray’s house is in order, both to satisfy the hero worship of Tallahassee and introduce Little Rock to one of the great comedic minds of our time.  And it is also a stop at one of the funniest scenes in a comedy all year.

So, yup, you get a lot of cheesy blood, guts, splattering, crushing, car-bashing, and zombies; You get creative uses for a banjo; You get witty dialogue; You get Woody Harrelson in a great role; You do get some weepy-time; You get Bill Murray at Bill Murray funniest; And you get 80 minutes (yup, that’s right, less than an hour and a half) of zombie fun that doesn’t waste your time.  All in all a perfect movie for me.

Look, I could go into more about the movie, but why?  The trailer says it all, you get exactly what you expect, and for me it’s 5 out of 5 stars for just a fun time.

That’s it for this one!  I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!


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