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Anna and the Apocalypse

3 Stars (out of 4)

Both the tone and the songs become a little melancholy as the movie goes along, but this frequently exuberant Christmas-zombie-musical is wonderfully creative, and has a touching emotional center. In Anna and the Apocalypse, several high schoolers deal with their day-to-day problems. Anna (Ella Hunt) wants to travel to Australia after high school, but her widowed dad (Mark Benton) — the janitor at her school — is against the idea. Her best friend John (Malcolm Cumming) is secretly in love with her, and her ex-boyfriend Nick (Ben Wiggins) is an obnoxious bully. Another friend, Steph (Sarah Swire), is a sophisticated lesbian who has been left on her own just before Christmastime by both her parents and her girlfriend. At least cabaret-style singer Lisa (Marli Siu) and her film geek boyfriend Chris (Christopher Leveaux) seem to be happy... (More)

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