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Zombie Girl: The Movie

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Inspirational docu follows a tween horror filmmaker.

Movie NR 2009 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

zombie girl

It's nice to see a young person reaching for their goal.
age 13+

Good for young teens and older.

This is a film about a real girl, her real family, and a real story of how much work, time, money, and sheer perserverance it takes to achieve a goal. She does it, no matter what. Her parents remind us of how critically important is our support for all our kids dreams. Emily is an inspiration to kids who may be wavering about finishing a project that is taking them a long time to accomplish.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The three directors behind this remarkable documentary plant themselves like flies-on-the-wall and capture a very intimate atmosphere. The subjects appear to be comfortable and natural at all times, including Emily's mother and father. Emily especially comes across as adorable and nerdy, slightly shy and a bit naïve (she forgets to call "cut" after her first take).

Moreover, the material is expertly shaped to build a dramatic and emotional story. The movie shoot is boring, frustrating, and fraught with unforeseen troubles, and yet it has the occasional moments of triumph and excitement. The movie also wisely settles its focus on the loving, but tense relationship between Emily and her mom Megan during the shoot. Of course, there's little doubt in the viewer's mind that Emily will actually finish her movie, but that doesn't make her feat any less remarkable. It's an inspiration for all teens that are interested in making movies.

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