I watched it so you don’t have to: “My Boyfriend’s Back” (1993)
“He died for me, He came back from the dead for me, He ate somebody for me.”
I’ll get back to that, but let’s get the technicalities out of the way first!
Andrew Lowery as Johnny Dingle (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Nothing, Clerks)
Traci Lind as Missy McCloud (Voyager, Fame, 21 Jump Street)
Minor roles by:
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cloris Leachman, Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger (You might have heard of them.)
Bob Balaban (Nurse Jackie, The Twilight Zone, plus much more)
Dean Lorey (Arrested Development, ‘Til Death)
To impress his wanna be girlfriend (Lind), Johnny (Lowery) decides to stage a convenience store robbery. In that staging he is killed and comes back as a zombie. Just before dying, Johnny asked Missy to the prom and she accepts.
As Johnny comes back as a zombie, he tries to integrate back into society. Facing anti-zombie discrimination. Missy finally agrees to got to prom with him in his zombie state. Going to the prom, Johnny finally disitergrates into his un-dead form.
While he made it to Heaven, he was let known that his original death was a mistake and he is given another chance. Put back in the point of the robbery, and knowing he was never meant to die, Johnny dives infront of the bullet. The bullet, caught by a locket he made of Missy and himself in the first grade, he is saved. Missy and Johnny go to the prom and (presumably) live happily ever after.
Honestly, going in, I really wanted to hate this movie. It has all the cheesy plot lines. Boy loves girl, boy dies for girl, boy comes back for girl, she ends up loving him. But if I am going to be honest, this movie was really cute. And to get back to my original quote, yeah, that worked!
Since “My Boyfriend’s Back” is not in public domain, I can’t give you a link to the entire movie, but here is a trailer if you like! 🙂