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A young woman caught between life and death... and a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but might just be intent on burying her alive.
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Storyline

After a horrific car accident, Anna (Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn't believe she's dead, despite the funeral director's reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna's grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Long) still can't shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isn't what he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side. Written by Anchor Bay Films

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Rated R for nudity, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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26 August 2010 (Netherlands)  »

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After Life  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$59,946 (USA) (9 April 2010)

Gross:

$108,229 (USA) (30 April 2010)
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Kate Bosworth was originally cast as Anna but was replaced by Christina Ricci. See more »

Goofs

(at around 59 mins) When Paul takes the envelope from Anna's desk, it is face up and closed. As he brings it up for a closer look it is open with the pictures hanging out and face down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eliot Deacon: It's time now. You're absolutely beautiful for your funeral.
[crossing his hands]
Eliot Deacon: It's as if you were still alive. Just sleeping. This is how they're all going to remember you.
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What Are We Waiting For
Written and performed by Stacy Ann De Lima (BMI)
Published by Astonishing Music (BMI)
Provided by Crucial Music Corporation
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slow but good
28 October 2010 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

To say that this is a good supernatural horror movie, I would say no. But it really is something special. It is in fact a very slow movie but it didn't bother me because it'a all about, as the title says, afterlife. After a car accident Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) dies and her body is brought to the local funeral director (Liam Neeson). But suddenly she awakes, but the funeral director tells her she's dead. From there on the movie goes into the supernatural and sometimes it doesn't. But what makes the movie good is the performance of Christina, she gives it all here in every part. Liam isn't my kind of an actor surely not after the A-team turkey. I rather would have seen some creepy face instead. But we have to do it with him but he does it like he has to do it. It's the director's first movie and by that I can say she (Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo) did well. The editing was very well and the use of slomo also made it a bit of an arty flick. But for me it's the face of Ricci that made the movie.


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