THE RETURNED – Review by Liz Whittemore

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the returned160The Returned is the story of husband and wife living in a world where a zombie virus actually has a cure; a daily serum that keeps symptoms at bay. If one single dose is missed, the effects are irreversible. Society is divided about how to deal with ‘the returned.’ This film is essentially an allegory for everything from HIV/AIDS to abortion. Chock filled with picketers and talking head pundits, the divide among the class line and religious beliefs allows for some truly vitriolic moments. Read on…

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Liz Whittemore

Liz Whittemore

Liz Whittemore is the author of AWFJ's I SCREAM YOU SCREAM blog. She is Co-Managing Editor and writes for www.ReelNewsDaily.com, hosts the podcast Girls On Film and is a contributing writer for Cinemit.com and The ArtsWireWeekly. Now New York-based, she was born and raised in northern Connecticut. She's a graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, and has performed at Disneyland and famed Hartford Children's Theater, and been a member of NYC's Boomerang Theater, Connecticut's Simsbury Summer Theater, Virginia's Offstage Theatre, where she also directed. Her film credits include Suburban Skies and Surrender. In 2008, she shot Jabberwocky, a documentary now in post-production. Liz is still a children's theatre director and choreographer. She's working on an updated adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and a series of children's books.