Shaun of the Dead (2004)


Movie Review

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Peter Serafinowicz, and Jessica Stevenson

Shaun Riley (Simon Pegg) is a 29 year old electronics salesman who is stuck in a zombie-like rut.  He gets up every day, goes to work, plays video games with his roommate and best buddy Ed (Nick Frost), and hangs out at the local pub.  His girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) is fed up with his immaturity and overall apathetic attitude about life and decides to dump him.  After a night of drinking away his relationship misery, Shaun wakes up to find that the city is overrun by mindless killer zombies.  This hysterical film follows Shaun as he is forced to grow up quickly and lead his loved ones to safety.

The dialogue is witty, the characters are smart, and the action is fast-paced.  Any film that includes a zombie killing scene with dialogue about which Prince album should be preserved and which can be hurled at a zombie is worth its cult classic status.  All around, this horror comedy delivers.



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