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My Boyfriend's Back - BD [Blu-ray]
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The Comedy That Proves True Love Never Dies! Teenager Johnny Dingle will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school - even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud, the town beauty. Unfortunately, Johnny's scam goes sour and he winds up dead! Even so, Johnny's determined to keep his date - unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return! See for yourself why everyone's dying to see this outlandishly funny comedy!
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MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK is the "tragic" story of Johnny Dingle, an upbeat high school dweeb who really just wants to take a super hot girl to the prom; he's been in love with Missi since kindergarten (and I don't blame him), but of course she ends up dating the local jock/jerk instead. Johnny and his pal Eddie hastily hatch a dumb scheme in which Johnny will pretend to risk his life during a phony robbery to save Missi, thereby impressing her and scoring a date. Of course THAT doesn't go quite right, and Johnny ends up ACTUALLY giving his life. Oops.
This is all in about the first ten minutes. If nothing else, this is a briskly paced comedy that doesn't waste much time getting to the point. With almost no fanfare at all, Johnny comes crawling out of the grave and, to no one's real shock, goes right back to his "life" as a high school kid dealing with oddball parents and assorted bullies at school, who don't take kindly to their recently deceased peer.
There is nothing particularly uproarious or OVERLY funny about this set-up, and it is definitely a lesser (if maybe a bit ahead of its time) foray into the "rom-zom-com" subgenre, which would later be popularized and better executed by films like SHAUN OF THE DEAD or FIDO. MBF'sB relies mostly on the silly idea that no one seems very surprised that a dead Johnny is now walking around as if nothing had happened; the BEST thing MBF'sB has going for it is the occasionally charming, weird dialogue that arises from its patently absurd premise. Decent performances by Bernard Herrmann as dad, and the brilliant character actor Austin Pendleton as a crackpot doctor, are bonuses, as well as little itty-bitty appearances by the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Matthew McConaughey... like I mentioned, there is just about NO gore whatsoever save for a splash or smear of blood once or twice, and all the "violence" and implied cannibalism is played for chuckles. It's a tame PG-13 product, & there are some gross-out moments that involve Johnny's waxy, decaying body parts falling off. If you are the kind of person who is inclined to think too much about these things, the underlying idea that a girl could fall in love with the reanimated corpse of a classmate and start making out with him is a little... um, off-putting. But overall, it's a simple & breezy romantic comedy with a faintly macabre backdrop, and it doesn't require too much of the viewer.
The blu-ray pic quality is fine, and the sound is OK, and honestly, that's probably all you need to know - it's a competent Mill Creek effort, & this isn't exactly the sort of film that demands a high degree of technical appreciation, anyway; there are no extras or special features on this release. If you have fond video rental memories of this one from when it was originally released, it's worth having... and if not, well, you probably wouldn't miss it very much anyway.