I don't know if it was the director's intention or not but most if not all of the people in this movie end up looking pathetic with their priorities mixed up. At times I felt uncomfortable watching them because I just wanted them to get a life or pay attention to the one they have instead of being obsessed with a high score.
The movie has a very reality-show feel to it, with a lot of petty squabbling and deceitfulness among the subjects, which is something I try to avoid watching. I also question how much of it was manufactured to manipulate the audience.
If you're tired of the same old kind of Zombie movie, then Pontypool might be a refreshing change. It is more cerebral, than cannibal.
The entire story takes place in a radio station in a small Ontario town in Canada. Think of it as similar to Orson Welles' famous radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
Confined to the radio station, the characters have to rely on reports coming into the station, about an epidemic, from listeners calling…
Some describe this as a romantic comedy which I don't agree with. It's not as formulaic, predictable or sappy as a romcom. Also, it has unusual darker subject matter than the average romcom. The writing is excellent.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I hate romcoms but I love this movie.