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My Dead Boyfriend (2016)

R | | Comedy | 3 November 2016 (USA)
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Mary's life has been defined by a string of temp jobs and a half-hearted attempt to become a writer, but all that changes when she comes home to find her couch potato boyfriend dead in front of the TV set.

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Anthony Edwards

Writers:

Billy Morrissette (screenplay), Arthur Nersesian (based on the novel 'Dog Run' by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Mary McCrawley
Scott Michael Foster ... Howard
Katherine Moennig ... Zoe (as Kate Moennig)
Griffin Dunne ... Joey Lucas / Nick McCrawley
John Corbett ... Primo Schultz
Martha Millan ... Sue Watt
Lizzi Bougatsos Lizzi Bougatsos ... Marilyn
Angela Featherstone ... Norma
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Ms. Schulz
Gina Gershon ... Helene
Andre Ward Andre Ward ... Miss Vicki
Edwin Cahill Edwin Cahill ... Ted
Isa McCutcheon Isa McCutcheon ... Herman
Bailey Edwards ... Jeff
Rich Graff ... Drummer
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Mary's life has been defined by a string of temp jobs and a half-hearted attempt to become a writer, but all that changes when she comes home to find her couch potato boyfriend dead in front of the TV set.

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Live it up.

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ops! Meu Namorado Morreu See more »

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Cohen Media Group See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Based on the novel Dogrun by Arthur Nersesian. See more »

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Marty's roots (likely painted on Heather Graham to suit the ;90s setting) go from dark brown to jet black depending on the scene. See more »

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Freaking Hysterical
21 January 2017 | by name99-92-545389See all my reviews

I guess this movie is a specialized taste, given the discrepancy between my review and the average rating, but I thought it was freaking hysterical, with the advantage of being substantially original.

Ever the optimist, I watch (or at least start to watch) a lot of so-called comedies and, believe me, most of what's called comedy is basically "story that couldn't find a better genre". Which is my way of saying that I appreciate a real comedy. Having said that, this is not your traditional Inspector Clouseau or American Pie sort of comedy --- creating funny situations that usually involve someone looking silly, slapstick, misunderstanding, that sort of thing. It's the harder, and more rarely successful, comedy of the absurd --- a ridiculous situation, where everyone behaves just slightly off-kilter. Much of that sort of thing relies on embarrassment, ie excruciating comedy, and while I like my Sasha Baron-Cohen in small doses, I find that hard to watch.

But this is something completely different. The situation is (and remains) hysterical because our heroine has such ridiculous reactions to everything, starting with her utter lack of concern at coming home to her dead boyfriend. In addition to the absurdity of each successive stage of the story, Mary, the main character, is a marvelous collection of incongruous attributes. She appears to be the embodiment of a dozen comedy stereotypes, but she's not quite any of them. She's utterly self-centered and uninterested in anything that's not to her immediate benefit or interest --- but she's Heather Graham and so, not just pretty but sweet and innocent looking, that you can't really believe her narcissism. She's a slacker and a moocher --- but she does have some real talents. She's irresponsible and short-sighted --- but she is also competent where it matters.

I'd put it in the same sort of category as _Violet & Daisy_, or _Family Weekend_, or _The Big Hit_, three other movies I can think of with ludicrous plots and characters, that all work because they buy into the storyline enough that you care what happens, while simultaneously playing up how insane their story is.


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