MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,761 this week

The Afterlight (2009)

 -  Drama  -  10 September 2010 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 38 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 12 critic

A young couple moves into an old schoolhouse on a desolate stretch of farm country. Hoping for a new beginning, their lives are instead drawn toward dark and unforeseen ends.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 533 titles
created 03 Nov 2011
 
a list of 4102 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 56 titles
created 28 Feb 2013
 
a list of 224 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Afterlight" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Afterlight (2009)

The Afterlight (2009) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Afterlight.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Late Bloomer (2004)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Loosely based on the dark tales of HP Lovecraft, "Late Bloomer" is a compelling and humorous journey through a young boy's first sexual education class.

Director: Craig Macneill
Stars: Clay McLeod Chapman, Sam Borenzweig, Lauren Bond
Nice Tie, Italiano! (Video 2010)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

As Giuseppe prepares for the most important meeting of his life, he is stalled by his desire for perfection-- a stubborn bow tie and the nearly-as-perfect, mysterious beauty Gianna... This ... See full summary »

Director: Evan Hart
Stars: Simon Kassianides, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Larsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

3 Weeks To Daytona is the story of a down on his luck stock car racer with one dream left to hold onto: drive with the best. Unfortunately, with a busted car, zero money, and a bad job, Chuck's limelight could be fading fast.

Director: Bret Stern
Stars: Scott Cohen, Jorja Fox, David Angelo
Perestroika I (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the ... See full summary »

Director: Slava Tsukerman
Stars: Sam Robards, Ally Sheedy, F. Murray Abraham
Zoe's Day (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"ZOE'S DAY" is a short film that chronicles what should have been a typical afternoon for seven-year-old Zoe and her devoted father Bill. Together Zoe and her dad romp through beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Gwynne
Stars: Tracy Gaillard, Lauran Janes, Ruby Jerins
Out There (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three men take a trip to the country, only to have their vacation turn to chaos.

Director: David Wike
Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Xander Berkeley
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

Director: Daniel Adams
Stars: David Carradine, Rip Torn, Bruce Dern
Loggerheads (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director: Tim Kirkman
Stars: Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Tess Harper
The Boy (2015)
Drama | Horror | Thriller

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath as he first discovers his taste for killing.

Director: Craig Macneill
Stars: Mike Vogel, Rainn Wilson, David Morse
Washingtonienne (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A comedy that revolves around the professional and personal lives of three smart, sophisticated twenty-something girls working on Capitol Hill.

Director: Mark Mylod
Stars: Rachael Taylor, Jason Dohring, Jesse Williams
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Elizabeth Foley, Peter J. Hobbs
Stars: Susanna Apgar, Ezekiel Baskin, Court Dorsey
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A woman after her husband's death is called by someone who has gained access to her phone, car, everything electronic. He tells her that he has her daughter. And if she wants to see her ... See full summary »

Director: John Murlowski
Stars: Meredith Monroe, Brian Dietzen, Lochlyn Munro
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Andrew
...
Claire
...
Maria
...
Carl
Morgan Taddeo ...
Lucy
Rhoda Pauley ...
Carol
...
Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Allen ...
Construction Worker
Freddie Babock ...
Second Boy
Brent Biedekaap ...
Construction Worker
Ryan Boice ...
Construction Worker
Samantha Geer ...
Construction Worker
James Kane ...
Contruction Worker
Derek Mead ...
Boy Swinging Stick
Charlie Nadan ...
First Boy
Edit

Storyline

A young couple moves into an old schoolhouse on a desolate stretch of farm country. Hoping for a new beginning, their lives are instead drawn toward dark and unforeseen ends.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Premiered at the 2009 International Rome Film Festival in Rome, Italy. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Calm before the eclipse...
3 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Afterlight rewards its viewers with a thoughtful, in-depth portrait of a couple unraveling. Sometimes running away from the city for the safety of upstate countryside isn't always the best call -- and Andrew (an always wonderful Mike Kelly) and Claire (Jicky Schnee) unfortunately figure that out the hard way.

Minimalist performances by Rip Torn and Ana Asensio alone make this film worth viewing.

Co-directors Macneill and Kaleina should be commended for their restraint. Hiring Mother Nature as their production designer was a smart call, focusing on the rusty calm of small town living. Punctuated with moments of quiet tension, one could almost view The Afterlight as what The Shining would've been like if it had been directed by Terrence Malick.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
World Premiere at the Rome Film Festival? dearleader-546-746198
Discuss The Afterlight (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?