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Before and After (1996)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 23 February 1996 (USA)
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Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

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When teenage son Jacob is being accused of murdering his girlfriend, the well-respected and close-knit Ryan family is in turmoil. Jacob flees, father Ben destroys possible evidence, the village community turns hostile and mother Carolyn is forced to temporarily close her doctor's practice. Then Jacob gets arrested and soon finds himself and his family entangled in a web of truth, trust and lies, all on his way to court. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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A murder. A suspect. A shadow of a doubt.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images of violence, brief strong language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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23 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Antes y después  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,292,000 (USA)
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In the scene where Meryl Streep enters a court room to appear in front of the grand jury in the front row (in the middle of the frame) sits a young Paul Giamatti as an extra his head turned around to have a look at her. See more »

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After Jake and his girlfriend pull over, their car gets stuck in the snow and the two are unable to drive away. It is unexplained how Jake is able to dive out of the rut alone after his girlfriend's fall if the two could not do the job while working together. See more »

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Jacob Ryan: That's juts a bunch of sentimental bullshit.
Carolyn Ryan: Wait, sentimental bullshit
Jacob Ryan: Yeah everyone's parents say that.
Carolyn Ryan: Oh really, and do everyone's parent destroy evidence and lie... to the police?
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before and after - both times interesting
3 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read half of the reviews and boy, is there a difference of opinion. Some people feel the actors and plot suck, others are impressed with both.

Put me in the latter category. Julia Weldon as the daughter who is wise beyond her years (hard to believe she's now in her 40s) is both appealing and convincing. As for Furlong, he was as tense and intense as the part demanded. One critic griped about him being so short compared to Neeson. Remember Michael Gross and Michael J. Fox? Those were really mixed genes.

I could not put down Streep, one of today's strongest actresses. I felt she was as good as usual - meaning better than most; I always enjoy Neeson and am usually convinced that he is who he says he is.

Some folks complained about plot holes. There were some loose ends, but they didn't bother me. That is the way this particular scenario played out.

All in all, it kept me engrossed and, yes, I would recommend it - both 'Before' and 'After.'


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