Johnny Dingle has had a crush on Missy McCloud ever since they were children. After Missy breaks up with her boyfriend, Johnny and his best friend Eddie hatch a scheme to fake a robbery in the convenience store where she works so that Johnny can then appear and rescue her. However a real robber enters and Johnny is shot in the ensuing chaos. Before he dies, Johnny asks Missy to the prom and she agrees. But that night Johnny gets back up out of the grave. He returns home and attends school the next day as though nothing had happened. However he soon finds that his body parts are starting to fall off. As he determines to complete his dream of taking Missy to the prom, he realizes that the only thing that will hold him together is feasting on human flesh. My Boyfriend's Back is an incredibly silly film. The film?s principal joke is that the hero returning as a zombie is something that is regarded as perfectly normal by most of the people around him. It's a gag that tires fairly quickly, principally because it seems to require that people behave in ways that never coincide with real human behaviour, Johnny's parents store dead bodies in the refrigerator and abduct kids for him to eat, his friends regard the sight of Johnny eating a dead body as quite normal. Some of the would-be black humour scenes, like where Philip Hoffman accidentally hits himself in the head with an axe or a dream scene where Johnny's nose, arms and legs all fall off, flop quite badly. The plot doglegs all over the place, sometimes whipping about so suddenly that the effect is rather one of hysterically hyped silliness. One inventive touch in the movie emphasizes the comic-book quality. Many of the scenes are started with cartoon panels that turn into live-action sequences. Director Bob Balaban has fun blending fantasy, comedy, and parody, and does a surprisingly smooth job of it. If his script had more bite, this could have been a worthwhile film. My Boyfriend's Back is as mindless as a movie can get.