Sunday, April 3, 2016

Popcorn & Coffee: My Boyfriend's Back

PG-13; 85 minutes; $9.98; Amazon
I grew up in a small Missouri with nothing to look forward to on the weekends except for watching whatever movies that the cable channels were playing. Remember, this was the 90s and there weren't as many cable channels. Back then you could actually find a decent movie to watch; whereas now as days the only thing that is on television is horrible reality shows.

Anyhow, the first time I watched the 1993 horror-comedy My Boyfriend's Back was on cable (with commercials) during my teenage years. I vaguely recall what the film was actually about, well, until I viewed the film on Blu-ray last month.

Mill Creek Entertainment released My Boyfriend's Back on a single-disc Blu-ray on March 1st. There are no special features or extras.

Directed by Bob Balaban the film centers on a unpopular teenager Johnny Dingle (played by Andrew Lowery), who finally gets the courage to ask his crush, Missy McCloud (played by Traci Lind), on a date after she had broken things off with her boyfriend (played by Matthew Fox). Unfortunately, Johnny gets killed in a convenience store robbery before he could go on a date with Missy.

Luckily for Johnny, he rises from his grave shortly after the funeral, but there is one little problem  - he is now a zombie!

Final Thoughts: Similar to the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer film, My Boyfriend's Back is one of those silly & dumb horror-comedies that is actually likeable. Yes, the plot is off the wall, the acting is even horrible (even the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman gives a horrible performance as one of Johnny's bullies) and the humor is over the top slapstick, but the movie is at least entertaining.

The picture quality on the Blu-ray is pretty decent. I do wish there were a few bonus extras, like the original trailer and a few commentaries.

Overall, I enjoyed watching My Boyfriend's Back and I recommend it to others.

*Disclaimer - I received complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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