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My Dead Boyfriend is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Anthony Edwards and starring Heather Graham.[1] The film is based on Arthur Nersesian's 2000 novel Dogrun.[2]

My Dead Boyfriend
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Directed byAnthony Edwards
Produced byJen Gatien
Screenplay byBilly Morrissette
Based onDogrun
by Arthur Nersesian
StarringHeather Graham
Music byMark Wike
CinematographyAaron Phillips
Edited byAndy Keir
Cohen Media Group
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Momentum Pictures
Release date
  • November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States



Mary's life has been defined by a string of temp jobs and a half-hearted attempt to become a writer, but all that changes when she comes home to find her couch potato boyfriend dead in front of the TV set. [3]



The film received negative reviews and has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[4]

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times wrote that the film "desperately tries to look and sound like a quirky indie hit, but that’s not an achievable goal when you have an unlikable lead character indifferently rendered by a name star."[5]

Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the film "never achieves a consistent narrative or stylistic tone. Instead, it relies far too heavily on the charms of its wide-eyed star, who, despite her best efforts, can't overcome the fact that her role should be played by a much younger actress. Twenty years ago, this comedy might have been a slightly amusing diversion. Now it just exudes an air of sweaty desperation."[6]

Christy Lemire of gave the film one star.[7]


  1. ^ Murthi, Vikram (27 October 2016). "'My Dead Boyfriend' Exclusive Clip: Heather Graham Embarks On an Eccentric Journey To Learn About Her Deceased Companion". IndieWire. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ Myers, Kimber (3 November 2016). "Review No life or laughs to the dated comedy 'My Dead Boyfriend'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
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  4. ^ "My Dead Boyfriend". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (3 November 2016). "Review: 'My Dead Boyfriend' Shares a Life, After the Fact". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ Scheck, Frank (4 November 2016). "'My Dead Boyfriend': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  7. ^ Lemire, Christy (4 November 2016). "My Dead Boyfriend". Retrieved 5 May 2017.

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