• PG-13, 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Balaban
    In Theaters:
    Aug 6, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 3, 2002


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My Boyfriend's Back Reviews

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is full of nonsensical plot twists, embarrassingly broad performances and unappealing characters.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

July 15, 2014
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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An awful teen horror comedy.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2014
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Simply put, absolutely none of it works. The movie utterly fails to set a foundation for its dark fantasy, effectively turning every character into a moron.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

July 15, 2014
Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
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My Boyfriend's Back is obviously aiming for the subversive high school yuks of 1989's Heathers, but the story line never bothers to make sense.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

November 6, 2009
Variety Staff
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Napkin-thin pic starts falling apart in the first reel.

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March 26, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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If My Boyfriend's Back is an irredeemably silly movie, it has an engaging lightness of tone and uniformly impeccable performances by a cast that maintains just the right attitude of deadpan parody.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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A gross comedy about a teenage zombie's romance with the prettiest girl in school, it is cheaply made, thoroughly cliched and absolutely guaranteed to turn your stomach.

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January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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As it is, My Boyfriend's Back is as mindless as a movie can get. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it certainly isn't a heartfelt endorsement.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
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