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AfterLife (2003)

An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
May Brogan
Kenny Brogan
Paula Sage ...
Roberta Brogan
Professor Wilkinshaw
Fiona Bell ...
Antony Strachan ...
Mike (as Anthony Strachan)
Emma D'Inverno ...
Rosa Mendoza
Jez Walters
Dr Jackson
Stuart Davids ...
Big Tony
Julie Austin ...
Heather Foghorn
Martin Carroll ...
Bingo manager
Maureen Carr ...
Molly Innes ...
Social worker

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An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

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Not a great film but not that bad
16 July 2006 | by (London, Britain) – See all my reviews

Just a very short note to disagree with Andrew Whyte's (?) comment.

I didn't think this film had much to do with "Rainman", certainly it's about an adult with a very different handicap from the autistic spectrum problems that Hoffman's character had. Putting someone with Down's syndrome as a central and very real protagonist here is far more challenging than putting someone with autistic problems centrally and I thought the film, as well as the actress, managed that rather better than Hoffman et al. managed the parallel challenge.

I did think the acting in this was weak in places and certainly there's a lot of shouting. I thought the subplot about the brother having given up medicine was almost too lightly played but perhaps as someone who stayed that distance but always with ambivalence about medics and our delusions of grandeur, I would be sympathetic to that. Although some acting did seem stretched, I thought the handicapped daughter and mother were very, very good.

Not a great film and probably not as good as "Rainman" but certainly worth a DVD rental and our whole family, from age 9 to 49, felt it had been a tough but worthwhile rent.

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