Just a short while after the funeral of the missing Wendy, two brothers find her in a ghoulish state. They bring her back to a place where she won't be found and keep it as their little secret. While one of the brothers starts caring about the outside world again, the other brother becomes obsessed with the dead girl.
"Make-Out with Violence" definitely fooled me by calling itself a rom-com-zom and/or horror comedy. Because of it I was completely bored during the first 40-or-so minutes. But them I realized it's not a comedy - it barely has any moments that will even have you smiling, even. It's a drama. A teenage drama, even. A pretty sad one at that. And then there's a zombie in there too.
The story will remind you of a film like "Deadgirl", but where this one differs the most is where the girl doesn't really attack anyone, and she's not being raped over and over again by horny teenagers. She is being handled by a nerdy guy who falls in love with her and isolates himself from the outside world. Meanwhile his brother struggles to get the (living) girl he loves. The film comes packed with a story surrounding the missing girl Wendy and how people handle her disappearing. Most people try to find solace in love, and that's basicly what this movie is about. People's lives after having lost someone close to them. And a little bit about Wendy the zombie, but not as much.
I didn't mind that the movie was mostly a teenage drama when I finally understood that's what it was. But I think it's a movie that sends all the wrong messages in how it is being promoted - poster and cover art and all. When you see it as strictly being a drama film, that happens to have a zombie in it to make its points more apparent, it's not all that bad. I think I prefer that over another boring zombie movie, to be honest.
The acting is one of the stronger aspects of the film as I feel everyone does a good job, from the zombie to the young kid. They know what kind of film they are making and that makes it very pleasant to watch - would've sucked cunt if it seemed like the actors tried to be funny without jokes. So that's basicly what holds this movie up to the standard.
"Make-Out with Violence" is an okay movie if you want to watch something that is just.. I don't know.. nice? It's a pretty warm movie and even though it has a sad tone I think it has a good feel to it. It wasn't a terrible film to sit and watch with my girlfriend. Had I seen it alone then maybe I would've enjoyed it less.