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on 21 September 2007
From the title and premise, this might have been something really good fun - as it is, it's just weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak....

Lazily written and directed, with a cast about as charismatic as a compost heap (don't give up your day job, Samantha Mumba - oh wait, I think she already did), Boy Eats Girl is one of the dullest teen horrors I've ever seen. Such a shame, because it clearly didn't have to be this way: with better gore FX, a stronger cast and ballsier direction this might have been something great. Occasionally it gets quite dark, touching on teen suicide and promiscuity, and when the zombie attacks occur they are suprisingly extreme (though only a few moments in the last act warrant the 18 certificate). But when all is said and done, it isn't scary, it isn't funny, and it isn't remotely gripping. Not what you really want from a horror comedy.

Stick with Evil Dead 2, Shaun of the Dead, Braindead and Return of the Living Dead to see it done right. And, while this film's use of farmyard equipment is passable, check out Evil Aliens to see how that's really done...
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on 29 September 2013
The movie follows the lives on the interactions of Irish HS students. Nathan is in love with Samantha Mumba whose lily white father doesn't want her to associate with Nathan. Nathan is waiting for Samantha at a secret rendezvous, only to be foiled by Samantha's dad who claims (phone conversation with Nathan) she has gone out with another guy. Nathan becomes suicidal and places himself in a noose in his bedroom. In a scene from "Better off Dead" mom comes into the room and accidentally hangs her own son. Mom, not being a nurse, but a caretaker at a church quickly springs into action with a pagan ritual book for bringing the dead back to life. However, there is a page missing from the book, and those brought back to life are incomplete. They have a character flaw of wanting to eat live human flesh. Like zombies, for some reason this desire is passed on once someone is bitten.

There is plenty of blood, gore, and British humor.

Movie contains F-bomb, simulated oral sex, and no nudity. Samantha Mumba does show us her back in a shower scene. Good old fashion teenage zombie style fun.
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on 26 September 2012
Not as funny or self-effacing as its title suggests, this is more teen drama-meets lightweight horror with some gentle humour.
When lead character Nathan (David Leon) manages to get the chance to ask out his dream girl Jessica (Samatha Mumba) at last despite meddling by her dad, he is devastated when she stands him up and then seems to be caught in a compromising position with a school-friend. Miserable, he gets drunk, and one fatal accident later, his archeologist mum is reviving him with some black magic she's discovered in the local church's crypt. Only she didn't realise there was a bit of the spell missing, so he comes back with a craving for flesh...
Much of the rest of the film revolves around Nathan looking ill and trying not to eat anyone, his friends gently joshing each other and trying to get laid, and the local bullies showing off.
The gore is brief and sparse, and unfortunately it's very clear when viewing the movie that most of the budget was held in reserve for the amusing ending, where the 'zombie' plague has truly run out of control and the friends end up cornered on a country estate where the blood and the body parts fly in several silly and amusing sequences of extreme gore.
A bit dull for the duration but with an amusing ending, Boy Meets Girl is lightweight British teen zombie entertainment for a forgiving audience.
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on 6 March 2006
I rented this film because from the trailer it looked like one of those films thats so bad it's good, but was plesantly surprised to find out it was actually was good. It may not be the most scary zombie film you'll see but it is very funny. The acting might not be the best especially Samantha Mumba but that kinda adds to it's charm. It's worth a look just for the mass zombie killing finale which is genius.
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on 23 October 2011
This film was one I had seen a few years ago when samantha mumba was also doing her pop career, as happens with such pop idols they decide to let them act unfortunately this one didnt work acting was a bit wooden and you could have almost written the script yourself, the characters didnt enamour themselves to you and in the end you wished what happens to the cast would happen anyway, whether in the script or not unless your renting or as I did buy this for 1p avoid it you`ll never get those 90 mins back you know such a waste !!
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on 25 May 2014
On first viewing this film I was not entirely impressed, but with further viewings, it began to grow on me although I still rate it as just OK. A group fo teens at school begin to turn into zombies and everyone is bewildered as though they have never heard of zombies. Some of the plot contrivances need a bit of tolerance but overall it is not a bad film with which to pass a couple of hours.
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on 26 April 2014
A good film but the laughs are slow in coming. The acting is a little questionable in parts but all in all its worth a watch.
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on 26 November 2013
its a reasonably good horror film worth buying for the price to add to your horror collection and watch again and again
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on 5 April 2006
And so the first "homage" to Shaun of the Dead's Rom-Zom-Com has arrived, with a mega low budget and zero enjoyment.
It rips that classic film off very badly you can see where they nicked wholesale parts of the plot from Simon Pegg. But Boy eats Girl is set in a school, with teenagers as the main cast. So instead of the sophisticated silliness of Shaun, we get juvenile pranks in Boy, that are both boring and predictable.
Given it's ultra low budget, I should be forgiving, but they could have at least spent some of that money on the make up for the zombies, which is at best OK, and mostly dreadful. You can see fake zombie hands wobble because they're made out of rubber. Terrible!
Less money should have been spent on Samantha Mumba, who is just a soul-less shell of a character and does nothing more than look confused. Probably wondering why she gave up singing.
Boy contains none of the loveable characters of Shaun, nor the humour, but it does do the Rom part of the equation quite well. The first half is built up with the relationships between the students, nd it's quite watchable. The bit where the main character turns into a flesh eating lover was also quite good. However, the bit where the film should have been good, the Zom-Com, falls far short.
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on 22 August 2008
Irish horror film that i will ever see, i absolutely loved it!!
its funny sometimes and got some great actors in it, Samantha Mumba,David Leon, and Tadhg Murphy.
Not only that but it has great songs in aswell.......
for me its a "MUST WATCH"
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