Little Monsters (2019)
October 11, 2019 9:25 AM - Subscribe

A washed-up musician (Alexander "not a Hemsworth" England) teams up with a teacher (Lupita Nyong'o) and a kids show personality (Josh Gad) to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies. Airing on Hulu in the U.S.
posted by Etrigan (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Remember Life Is Beautiful and Roberto Benigni's character going to amazing lengths to convince his son that the concentration camp is a fabulous game?

This is basically that but with zombies instead of Nazis and Lupita Nyong'o as a kindergarten teacher doing the same the for her class.

It's funny. Inessential, sure. But very funny.

My only complaint is--and universe please forgive my middle-aged dadness for saying this--I think it would have been better as a PG-13 comedy with just a bit less enthusiastic swearing and without the sex jokes.

The funniest parts are the adults struggling to keep things kids appropriate. They could have learned into that even more.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:19 AM on October 12, 2019 [2 favorites]

We need to drop some keithcalder tags on this, since he's one of MetaFilter's Own.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:22 AM on October 12, 2019

This sounds like fun, I was going to watch Zombieland this weekend, but maybe this first.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:47 AM on October 12, 2019

It's cute. Lupita Nyong'o is just...oh jeez. Oh wow. I don't know. Gosh. She's basically why you should watch this.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:09 PM on October 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

Comrade Doll has come up with what she calls the Lupita Nyong'o Beauty Test. You think someone is beautiful? Imagine they are in a room with Lupita Nyong'o. When you are telling people about this room later, who would you mention first? It's Lupita Nyong'o, right? How long would it take for you to even mention the second person?

She's also an amazing actress. But credit where credit is due. People magazine calling her the most beautiful woman in the world isn't surprising.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:46 PM on October 22, 2019

a really charming halloween evening watch. i'd put it on my shortlist of zombie films. it really gets the core concept imho.
posted by LegallyBread at 5:26 PM on October 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

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