'Life After Beth' deteriorates quickly

August 14, 2014 9:40 PM

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'Life After Beth' deteriorates quickly

The best thing Life After Beth has going for it is what star Aubrey Plaza calls its "zom-com-rom-dram" premise. And the clever wordplay of its title.

The genre mash-up (** ½ out of four; rated R; opening Friday in select cities) starts with promise and has some darkly funny scenes but grows listless, repetitive and plodding, the cinematic equivalent of a zombie.

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