MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 876 this week

After.Life (2009)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 26,659 users   Metascore: 36/100
Reviews: 125 user | 128 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

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.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 07 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Dec 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "After.Life" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: After.Life (2009)

After.Life (2009) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of After.Life.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

After Life (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A cynical young woman learns to deceive people into believing she can communicate with their dead loves ones, but soon finds herself enmeshed with a family grieving over a missing wife and mother.

Director: Scott R. Thompson
Stars: Gretchen Joy, Daniel Roebuck, Ben Easter
The Other Man (2008)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
Chloe (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Director: David Von Ancken
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston
Unknown I (2011)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson
After Life (1998)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima
Gun Shy (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An undercover DEA agent brings down the Mafia.

Director: Eric Blakeney
Stars: Liam Neeson, Sandra Bullock, Oliver Platt
War Flowers (2012)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

North Carolina 1863, the Civil War is raging. In this inspired story of tragedy and love we follow the lives of Melody, a precocious seven-year old, and her young mother Sarah as they struggle on their farm to survive during the Civil War.

Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Stars: Jason Gedrick, Brian Balzerini, Tom Berenger
The Grey (2011)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Stars: Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Beatrice Taylor
Luz Alexandra Ramos ...
Diane (as Luz Ramos)
...
Tom Peterson
...
Mrs. Whitehall
...
Father Graham
...
Vincent Miller
...
Mrs. Hutton
Sam Kressner ...
Acne Kid
Doan Ly ...
Teacher #1
...
Tall Kid
Prudence Wright Holmes ...
Old Woman #1
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How do you save yourself when you're already dead? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 2010 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

After Life  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$108,229 (USA) (30 April 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.
See more »

Soundtracks

Champagne For Two
Written by Greg Shearer (ASCAP)
Published by Branded Music (ASCAP)
Provided by Crucial Music Corporation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Terrific Bleak Tale
8 August 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The school teacher Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci) is a troubled woman that uses many pills along the day and is incapable to love due to the creation of her dysfunctional mother. When her boyfriend Paul Coleman (Justin Long) is promoted but needs to move to Chicago, he invites her to a fancy dinner to propose her. However Anna does not listen to him and believes he wants to quit their relationship, leaving the restaurant totally disturbed and upset. She has a car accident and awakes in a funeral home, where the director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) is preparing her body for the funeral service. Anna tells him that she is not dead, but Eliot shows her death certificate and explains that he has the gift of listening to the dead. Along the days and the nights, Anna faces her fears and Eliot slowly tries to convince her to accept her death. But Anna does not believe that she had died and tries to communicate with Paul. Is she really dead or alive?

"After.Live" is a terrific bleak tale and one of the best horror movies that I have recently seen. The ambiguous story provided leads to the viewer to decide whether Anna Taylor is dead or alive but the conclusion is actually open to interpretation. Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci totally or partially naked most of the time have top-notch performances, supported by an intelligent and original screenplay, tight direction and awesome music score. The atmosphere is melancholic, and the dark colors are contrasted by the red of blood, hair dye and dress. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): Not Available


40 of 65 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Everyone's Missed The Point amsoftware
She did not bleed so how could she be alive ? And other red herrings Mikel3
Confusing Scene Nprnuno
A glaring error im afraid..!!! martin-vickery
If she wasn't dead... mrphilenglish
Two interpretations, both right and both wrong... sorry ZioScrooge
Discuss After.Life (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?