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Warm Bodies: When a zombie falls in love with a girl, it's awkward to say the least

Published on Mar 12, 2013 4:39 PM
 
Moviestills from the film, Warm Bodies. Australian actress Teresa Palmer and British actor Nicholas Hoult (right). The zombies that keep popping up on the screen and the page these days symbolise everything from socio-economic oppression to technology-fuelled alienation, or so it is said. -- PHOTO: SHAW

The zombies that keep popping up on the screen and the page these days symbolise everything from socio-economic oppression to technology-fuelled alienation, or so it is said.

But the star of the latest zombie apocalypse has a simpler theory: The unlovable ghouls are a metaphor for how hard it is to approach the opposite sex.

The movie Warm Bodies, a No. 1 film at the United States box office, opens in Singapore on Thursday.

In it, British actor Nicholas Hoult is R, a boy who meets and falls hopelessly in love with a girl named Julie.

 
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