Night of the Living Deb

2015

Action / Comedy / Horror / Romance

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Maria Thayer as Deb Clarington
Chris Marquette as Chaz Waverly
Ray Wise as Frank Waverly
Michael Cassidy as Ryan Waverly
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Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 5 / 10

Unfunny Dialogues and Situations

On the Eve of July, 4th, in Portland, Maine, the camerawoman and aspiring anchor Deb Clarington (Maria Thayer) is drinking with her best friend Ruby (Julie Brister) in a bar. She falls for a handsome stranger and flirts with him. They drink a lot together and in the morning, Deb wakes up in his apartment in an awkward situation since they do not remember what they did on the previous night. When Deb leaves his apartment, she finds in middle of a zombie apocalypse. She returns to the apartment and she learns that he is Ryan Waverly (Michael Cassidy), the son of the wealthy Frank Waverly (Ray Wise), who is the responsible for supplying water to the town. Deb decides to leave Portland to meet her mother, but Ryan convinces her to go to the mansion of his father to meet his brother Chaz Waverly (Chris Marquette) and his girlfriend Stacy (Syd Wilder) and leave the town together. Soon Den learns that Frank and the Governor are the responsible for the outbreak. Will they succeed to escape from the zombies?

"Night of the Living Deb" is one of those films that the viewer wants to like, mostly because of the cute lead actress. However the writers are weak and the cast has unfunny dialogues and situations in the screenplay. In the end, this movie is a waste of a nice cast. My vote is five.

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Reviewed by kytetiger 4 / 10

A Bit Too Shallow For Its Own Good

Night of the Living Deb (2015)

Deb wakes up the day after a drunken night at the bar, in the bed of Ryan. Past the confusion, they decide to separate but quickly find that the city was infested by Zombie overnight.

The story is very short and simple, with only three small parties. After a rapid first part, we embarked on the adventure. The elements of intrigue and relationships are developed in parallel and progressively throughout the film, which allows a steady flow of new information.

Zombie scenes are minimal but in the end, the zombies are put aside by themes that are: the problem of the relationship of Deb, the image she projects, and theme of the responsibility incumbent upon those in power.

The problem is that the whole story is buried under a torrent of annoying dialogues. These are just a series of sentences without added values, low rise remarks, embarrassing moment whose protagonist will immediately follow wit an "oops, hehehe" or something like that. The "jokes" are simply recited dialogue, said standing, static and without any dynamism. It constantly breaks the rhythm of the film, each artificially extending the scenes and do not bring personality to the film. It did not make me laugh; instead, I sighed throughout the film. Basically, imagine that humour as a mix between that of Melissa McCarthy and Adam Sandler.

Maria Thayer embodied Deb, a journalist who can't keep her tongue in her pocket, but who is also making illusions, both about her relationship, vis-à-vis her importance toward others, and compared to the world of media. The problem is that she does not stop talking. All the time. And to say nothing important! It was only filling, stirring wind, it does nothing for the development of the story and her attitude was embarrassing and unpleasant. Michael Cassidy plays Ryan, a character with a good heart, but his relationship with Deb made strange development jumps, changing dramatically in a few seconds. It has all the hollow of a knight, generic and without personality. Ray Wise meanwhile embodied Frank, Ryan's father, a politician with a bright smile whiter than white. His character was suited to his role, but I found it strange that when he was talking to another character, it was as if he spoke without looking at him in the eye.

The special effects were basic, some use of the green background is approximate, but served the film, while the editing was a little soft, leaving some shots too long.

A waste of time. 4/10.

Reviewed by Argemaluco 9 / 10

Night of the Living Deb

On the beginning, they seemed anomalies which were difficult to classify into horror cinema, but eventually, the "zombie romantic comedies" (also known as "zom-rom-coms") earned a niche into fantastic cinema. Night of the Living Deb is an addition to that category with an excellent sense of humor and an affable narrative which places more emphasis on the romance than the zombie crisis... something I ended up liking much more than I expected. Like any romantic comedy, Night of the Living Deb includes numerous clichés, but screenwriter Andy Selsor knew how to bring them a twist, making them less predictable; for example, the obligatory romantic triangle between Deb, Ryan Waverly and his fiancé Stacy is tangentially related to the origin of the zombie infestation, creating an interesting dynamic in which Ryan's powerful family is also involved, because they don't want to see the oldest son (and possible heir of the family empire) in a relationship with a humble middle-class camerawoman. As I previously said: clichés, but very well implemented as catalysts of the narrative. Oh, and besides, the great Ray Wise as the father of the groom. What can go wrong? Another pro is the sense of humor from the main character, perfectly played by Maria Thayer as the classic "adorable harebrained" we genuinely want to see triumphing against adversity. I liked seeing Thayer finally playing a leading role after uncountable works as "guest star" in many sitcoms and TV series (including some of my favorite ones: 30 Rock, The Mindy Project and New Girl). Her exuberant performance complements Deb's personality without ever making her irritating or affected. And even though Thayer is an attractive redhead, she doesn't reach the unreal standard of Hollywood beauty who automatically nullifies the "normal girl with a bad luck for love" premise. I'm sorry if that sounds sexist, but I'm tired of all those roles with gorgeous actresses who try to look "ugly" in order to convince us of their incapability of attracting men; if only they take their glasses off... I think I have already spoken enough about the romance. What about the zombies? Frankly, Night of the Living Deb doesn't take the living dead threat very seriously; yes, we see some blood, there are a few "head shots" and some unfortunate bites on characters we hadn't expected to see infected; but in general, the zombies are a source of humor instead of horror. Fortunately, Selsor didn't rely on tedious artificial conflicts to complicate the relationship between Deb and Ryan, so the zombies are also employed as an obstacle the couple must overcome to be happy. There are no misunderstandings, or surprising revelations, or courtships which start being a bet until becoming real, or similar foolishness. We just have a likable couple mutually attracted to each other, caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. In my opinion, that worked brilliantly, because I found Night of the Living Deb an excellent zom-rom-com which didn't need any big tricks to keep me very amused. The likable interaction between Deb and Ryan is the main course; the zombies are just a seasoning of the romance.

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