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Burying the Ex

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Disappointing but still likable "romzomcom"; some gore, sex.

Movie R 2015 89 minutes
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Coming from one of the great, unsung masters of satirical horror-comedy, Joe Dante, it's surprising that this otherwise likable movie is such a disappointment. It feels like BURYING THE EX was transported here from a bygone era, pre-Walking Dead (and even pre-Warm Bodies and Life After Beth). It's shot like a TV movie, and the rules of the universe are barely established: It's hard to imagine that these characters could possibly make a living at their cool jobs, let alone that the little devil figure doesn't seem to have any real bearing on the story.

Perhaps even more troubling is the fact that Evelyn is such a one-dimensional shrew -- and that Travis is such a womanizer. (Stereotypes, anyone?) But somehow, in spite of all this, Burying the Ex has such an easy, dopey, shaggy-dog flow that it's hard to get that upset. Max and Olivia are kind of adorable, and their classic horror movie/monster references are fun for fans of the genre.

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