R is a zombie, he's an unusual zombie because he can remember the first letter of his name and he has also just saved a still-living girl from an attack by, you guessed it, zombies. The two form a relationship that sets in motion events that stand the zombie genre on its head and make it perform back flips.
Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy, Skins) as R makes one darn good looking zombie and right from the start you realise there is something different about his particular zombie persona. He listens to music, can remember lots of his pre zombie life and he rescues a girl, Julie, played by Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), and starts a relationship with her. The storyline rather reflects a certain bard's tale of romance between two opposing families and is helped out with comedic twists all the way through. Although the big hint is in their names.
There are the villainous "Bonies" (unfortunately, with incredibly bad cgi) who relentlessly try to kill everyone, zombies and humans alike, to help you with your horror "fix". But mostly this film is a romance, and a bit of a bro-mance (again reminiscent of shakespeare's classic) because of R's relationship with his zombie friend Rob Corddry (Rapture-Palooza).
Looking at another zom-com "Shaun of the Dead" I've decided it was just a comedy, whereas "Warm Bodies" is a comedy with soul, it has depth, it's a satire, it's subtle. This is a refreshingly different zom-rom-com with a credible twist at the end that I didn't see coming but cheered at the result. I've watched this film again and noticed a few flaws in the script but also picked up on more of the comedy and laughed alot. Love this film.