", "[SXSW '15 Review] 'Nina Forever' Is a Morbidly Funny Horror-Romance", "SXSW 2015 Review: 'Nina Forever' is Horror with a Heart", "SXSW Review: Fresh, Original, & Surprisingly Tender Horror 'Nina Forever, "Review In bold 'Nina Forever,' an ex shows up at the oddest times", "British Independent Film Awards 2015: the nominations in full", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nina_Forever&oldid=974616209, Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from October 2017, All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 August 2020, at 00:37. Their relationship is great at first. Can a person overcome their past, or will it always just keep popping up like Nina? It is a profound and painful journey through a relationship that is doomed to fail. When that doesn’t work, they try ignoring her. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a co-worker, Holly. "[10] Drew Tinnin of Dread Central rated it 4/5 stars and wrote, "Always slowly developing just enough to stay interesting, Nina Forever strikes a fairly unique balance in tone, never winking and becoming too ridiculous given the circumstances while also dealing with loss in a very genuine way. Unlike those films, Nina Forever is not a fun romantic comedy. Rob unsure of what to do, ends up doing nothing. Barry has smoking hot chemistry with his co-star Abigail Hardingham who plays Holly. Joe Dante's latest movie, ... Cian Barry plays Rob, a nice guy who, as the movie opens, is ending another failed relationship and contemplating suicide, having never recovered from the tragic death of his girlfriend Nina. However, when they hit the sheets, Nina comes between them… literally. [8] Wayne Alan Brenner of The Austin Chronicle called it "a deftly unnerving collaboration between Lorrie Moore and Clive Barker". Her morbid fascination causes her to fall for Rob, a formerly suicidal man who is still grieving for his dead ex, Nina. First, Holly tries to make Nina part of their life together. Nina Forever is a 2015 British horror comedy film written and directed by brothers Ben and Chris Blaine. Do the living drag on the memory of the dead for our own benefit, rather than theirs? She wishes to remain dead. It's a sexy, funny, morbid and beautiful film for horror lovers with a heart, and romantic audiences with a dark side. In Holly’s case, Nina represents an obsession with darkness. [6], Rotten Tomatoes reports that 97% of 32 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 8/10 with the consensus stating, "Nina Forever tests the limit of the rom-com with a decidedly unorthodox triangle that's as diabolically original as it is daringly dark". Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them … With her captivating features, and unique voice O’Shaughnessy is the perfect Nina. ( Log Out /  Ultimately, Holly ends up being the one stuck with Nina, forever ending her relationship with Rob. Nina Forever is the movie that Burying the Ex was trying to be. It premiered at the 2015 SXSW film festival. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex. Change ), It’s hard to say for sure what exactly the message is behind. Another major score for Nina Forever is the music. Hardingham stands out as the vulnerable young woman with many layers. Nina Forever is a love story for those who prefer their romance blood soaked rather than sugar coated. ( Log Out /  The actors are all superb. After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The film follows in the footsteps of other recent zombie love stories like Life After Beth and Burying the Ex. Don’t be surprised if she starts showing up in more and more indie films. They said that they did not want to ask permission to make a film; instead, they made the film they wanted and invited others to become involved in the process. “Nina” features music from indie rockers like Amanda Palmer and Minnesota band The Ladybrugs. Fiona O'Shaughnessy plays Nina, a revenant who comes back to life to torment her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend whenever they have sex. "[14] Michael Rechtshaffen of the Los Angeles Times compared it to Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and said it "emerges as a diabolically effective anti-date movie". Of course Holly and Rob are stunned and terrified. In a grotesque scene worthy of David Cronenberg, Nina somehow grows like a plant from the bed. ( Log Out /  "[12] Matt Donato of We Got This Covered 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "The Blaine brothers' first feature is twisted, bloody, cheeky fun, but engaging performances from Hardingham and O'Shaughnessy create a combative fireworks show that impresses the most. [2] Production began in May 2013 in the UK. At its best, Nina Forever is an examination of what it means to be alive and in love. Nina’s existence ranges from painful to numb. It adds a layer of fun, to an otherwise sad movie. [7] Metacritic rated it 75/100 based on 10 reviews. Rob and Holly must find some way to deal with the situation and put Nina to rest. It stars Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Abigail Hardingham, and Cian Barry. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a coworker, Holly. Nina wastes no time accusing Rob of cheating on her. The film doesn’t provide any clear cut answers, but it does raise some excellent questions. While it is not a scary film, the blood, the undead girlfriend, and the general weirdness more than solidify its place in the horror genre. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a co-worker, Holly. Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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