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Shaun of the Dead

In Theatre : September 24, 2004
Director(s): Edgar Wright

Shaun is in a rut. He’s 29 and coasting through life, never threatening to fulfil his potential. He lives with Ed (Good name! Er, Ed the Ed) his best friend from junior school and Pete, his lesser friend from college. Pete and Ed don’t get on, perhaps because Ed is a somewhat lazy B-class drug dealer who doesn’t clear up after himself and Pete is a slightly irritating stuck up business man, devoid of any vestige of the amiability that got him and Shaun together in the first place.

Then there’s Liz, Shaun’s girlfriend, also 29. An attractive, fun-loving, intelligent woman who is understandably starting to think about the future, something Shaun tries resolutely to ignore. She is getting increasingly uneasy about the amount of time Shaun spends with Ed. Any intimacy they manage to achieve socially is usually at The Winchester, a local pub, with Ed present. And having grown tired of the triangle, Liz has taken to bringing out her two friends David and Di, the former a fastidious know-it-all, the latter a dizzy wannabe actress. Liz is frustrated and Shaun has his head in the sand. Shaun’s love life is not a happy one. Lastly there’s Shaun’s Mum, Barbara. She is lovely, a caring, doting everymother, whom Shaun adores.

Unfortunately, twelve years ago, Barbara married Philip, a pompous, bossy, bully of a man who became Shaun’s stepfather and drove an awkward wedge between mum and boy. Shaun’s family life is…. We join Shaun on a Friday night in the pub with Liz and Ed and David and Di, trying to have a relationship conversation with his patient girlfriend. The resolution of this is an affirmation that Shaun will change for the better and to prove it, he will take Liz to a renowned fish restaurant the next night and give her the third anniversary meal they never had. All he has to do is book it. But Saturday is a strange day. Things seem distinctly odd. Suicides on the  Underground hold up the tube trains. People are fainting in the street, TV seems to show constant news footage of some unexplained calamity and did that tramp just try to eat a pigeon?

After a long confusing day, Shaun gets home only to realise he has forgotten to book the restaurant and his alternative suggestion of going to The Winchester is the final straw for Liz, who decides to finish her relationship with Shaun, despite his passionate protests. Saturday ends up in the pub, in the dark, drunk and full of remorse. After an argument with Pete and the day’s events clouding his mind, Shaun decides to change. Tomorrow, he will get his life together.

He will square things with his estranged girlfriend. He will visit his Mum. Everything will be fine. Unfortunately ‘the dead’, have risen in London. Yesterday’s strangeness has transformed overnight into a full on Zombie apocalypse. Despite the obvious initial shock, Shaun is intent, Zombies or no Zombies, on fulfilling the promises he made to himself and sets out to rescue his girlfriend and his Mum and take them to the safest place he can think of, The Winchester. Of course things don’t go entirely to plan as Shaun, and of course Ed, are joined by David, Dianne and Philip as well as Barbara and Liz, and the journey to the pub is far from uneventful.

Once in the pub, tempers become frayed and a long running feud between David and Shaun comes to the boil. As the group fight for their lives with pool queues, bar stools and an antique rifle, they are slowly whittled down by the encroaching hordes of the undead, who are desperate to get into the pub and eat the survivors...

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Shaun of The Dead Review by LivingDeadDoll

This is one movie that will forever be in my heart.  The story surrounds Shaun and Ed, BFF's to the Nth degree.  We all have that friend, that one who knows exactly what you're thinking, and what you're gonna s...
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Review by BASSI

i will start of with the plot: On Friday, Shaun is in a rut. At 29, he's coasted through life--and still hasn't gotten very far, usually winding up at the local pub, the Winchester. His roommate Ed looks up to him--when ...
Shaun of the Dead Review by The Creature

Shaun of the Dead is a well made zombie classic starring Simon Pegg (Shaun) and Nick Frost (Ed). This British horror comedy was made in 2004 on a budget of 4,000,000 dollars, and with a gross revenue of $3...
Shaun of the Dead Review by zomcom

This was a great movie.I was expecting it to be good,but not this good.The story is about Shaun who is a 29-year-old with no real ambition in life, much to the consternation of his friends, family, and fed-up girlfriend....
Shaun of the Dead Review by Danny Smith

this is yet another film that proves us englishmen make better films than america. simon pegg (hippies, spaced) and nick frost (spaced, danger 50,000 volts) star in this rom-zom-com from the creators of spaced ,it even g...
Shaun of the Dead Review by TERRORWATCH

Shaun of the dead is a non stop horror/comedy/classic/gory/fucked up movie from the lowest of the low, Britain. The movie is plain and simple about ZOMBIES, Shaun a low life loses his girlfriend in the middle of a zombie...
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Review by BlackTequilaKis...

This is going to be my VERY first & last short review. My hands are tired and not just from typing up reviews! PLOT: Shaun decides to turn his dull life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relat...
Shaun of the Dead Review by Googopqp

This movie is almost perfect in every way. It is hilarious from start to finish, it has some awesome gore, it has good acting, it has english people going to a pub, and it is a damn good movie just in general. This movie...
Shaun of the Dead Review by Terrorwatch

Shaun of the dead is a non stop horror/comedy/classic/gory/fucked up movie from the lowest of the low, Britain. The movie is plain and simple about ZOMBIES, Shaun a low life loses his girlfriend in the middle of a zombie...
Shaun of the Dead Review by MistressOf Horror

This movie was such a great experience. Normally Ilove the gory scary Zombie flick. but this one took me by surprise !! Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Simon Pegg as Shaun. Nick Frost as his loser best friend.  ...
Shaun of the Dead Review by Moviemaven

Woohoo! Let's all go to the Winchester for some pig snacks and a pint. This British rom/zom/com is send-up perfection. Besides having a helluva story this beauty has nailed the art of homage. When Shaun's town comes unde...
Shaun of the Dead Review by Ash's missing hand

The movie is a British comedy about two clueless guys whose lives revolve around the pub. The zombies aren't really seen as a threat, but more as an annoyance, getting in the way of valuable drinking time. When it become...
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Review by Gardenofstone10

How can I describe this awesome flick?  AWESOME If you don't know the plot of this movie, you officially aren't cool and should go back to watching The Jonas Brothers movies.  What I feel really popped with t...
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