Burying the Ex (2015)
Burying the Ex (2015)
Critic Consensus: Burying the Ex boasts flickers of director Joe Dante's former flair, but neither the concept nor its execution live up to the standard set by his best efforts.
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Even masters have their off days ... and Dante's new picture, "Burying The Ex," seems to have been made over the course of quite a few of them.
Dante has always been at least as much of a comedian as a monster fan, and the film has plenty of gruesome dark humor about embalming fluid and rigor mortis.
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Incredibly lame and lifeless, Burying the Ex is a poorly made horror-comedy from Joe Dante. The love life of a shop keeper named Max gets complicated when his ex-girlfriend rises from the grave several weeks after getting hit and killed by a bus. Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario, the film has a pretty good cast. Their performances however, are rather weak. And the plot is quite perfunctory, endlessly dragging out Max's attempts to breakup with his dead girlfriend. Still, the film has its moments and delivers a few laughs. But overall, Burying the Ex is a lackluster effort by Dante that fails to deliver anything clever or original.
mediocre at best and I expected much more from Dante. He was the master of horror comedies for a long time so I was a little disappointed
More often than not, when I rate a film two or two and a half stars, I'm coming from a place of "Well it's not really for me, but I guess I could see why it might have appeal". Burying the Ex on the other hand comes from a place exactly opposite to that. It's like every five minutes there was something dropped precisely to cater to my interests, but there's no appeal at all. And no amount of goth bars I'd kill to have in my town, horror-themed ice cream parlours, Joe Dante directorial credits or Alexandra Daddario getting her kit off in a graveyard can make up for that. It's not outright boring, which is certainly welcome, but it's horror that's not scary, comedy that's not funny, and bears not one but two life lessons that seem well learned until they're *both* dropped in the final scene. I'm not going to make any "Should have stayed buried" digs, because it's really not *that* bad, but I'm not going to recommend it either.
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