Life After Beth

Synopsis: A hike alone in the woods ends tragically for Beth Slocum with a fatal snake bite. Her death leaves her parents and boyfriend Zach reeling. After the funeral, Zach tries to make friends with Mr. and Mrs. Slocum, but even they reject him, and he's determined to figure out why. Then he sees Beth. Her parents are trying to keep her resurrection a secret, but zombie Beth provides Zach with the opportunity to do everything with her that he didn't get to do while she was still alive. But with Beth's increasingly erratic behavior and even more strange occurrences around town, life with the undead Beth proves to be particularly complicated for her still-living loved ones.
Director(s): Jeff Baena
Production: A24 and DIRECTV
  6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.6
Metacritic:
50
Rotten Tomatoes:
42%
R
Year:
2014
89 min
Website
492 Views


Yeah, but then it's all arbitrary then,

you know.

Because, like, we only remember

the moments that we want to and...

You can't let that last moment

define the entire relationship.

- It'll drive you crazy.

- I know. I know.

But there's just, like, so many things

that I wish I had told her

that I just, like, never even...

I never said to her.

Me, too.

(INHALES)

I love you, Zach.

I love you, too.

Oh.

Bye.

Aspen with the Goldfarbs.

Can I have that?

Sure.

- It's summer though.

- Oh, I don't care.

- (CHUCKLES)

- it's hers.

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

JUDY:
Zach?

NOAH:
Jesus Christ, Judy.

JUDY:
Where were you?

NOAH:
Stop yelling.

I was playing chess at the Slocums'.

JUDY:
It's 3:00 in the morning!

I know.

JUDY:
What?

Okay!

JUDY:
Zach, are you coming to bed?

- Yes!

- NOAH:
Just go to sleep.

(DOORBELL RINGS)

(ANSWERING MACHINE BEEPS)

ZACH:
Hey, Maury and Mrs. Slocum,

or Geenie.

Guess I can call you Geenie.

Stopped by today with Jell-O,

and I just, uh...

I don't know. You can call me back, like,

whenever you can, okay?

Um, bye, love you.

(PHONE BEEPS)

NOAH:
Let me tell you something.

I tried a provolone cheese today

from Canada. So tart.

You're not eating tonight, Zach?

- I'm not hungry.

- Pfft.

NOAH:
You should eat something.

Come on, son, eat.

Did anyone leave a message for me today?

The Slocums?

Nope. Not today.

I think they're avoiding me.

You're, uh, spending a lot of time

with Maury Slocum, huh?

JUDY:
Well, are they all right?

I don't know.

We never even finished the chess game.

The one till 3:
00 in the morning,

you didn't finish?

- Now I'm worried.

- NOAH:
You know what?

- I hope they're all right.

- KYLE:
What did you do to them?

JUDY:
You played till 3:00,

and you still didn't finish?

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Jeff Baena

Jeff Baena (born June 29, 1977) is an American screenwriter and film director known for Life After Beth, Joshy, The Little Hours, and for co-writing I Heart Huckabees with David O. Russell. more…

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