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Hereafter (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 22 October 2010 (USA)
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A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

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Marie Lelay (as Cécile de France)
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Stall Owner
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Jackie
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A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (identical twins Frankie McLaren and George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Touched by death. Changed by life.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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22 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Más allá de la vida  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$220,322 (USA) (15 October 2010)

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$32,741,596 (USA) (7 January 2011)
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At 15:34 the name of the photographer photographing Marcos & Jason is Oliver & Johnson photography and the telephone number is 020.7946.0826 and the implied country code (for England) would be +44. See more »

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Throughout the film, it is apparent that Marcus is played by two boys. In many scenes, he clearly has his left ear pierced (although no earring is worn, the hole is very distinctive). In other shots, most notably, during the "subway/underground" scene, he has no piercing. See more »

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Billy: Did you do the reading?
George Lonegan: Look, you still don't get it, do you? You think just 'cause I can make money doing this... just because I can, that I should do it.
Billy: [shrugs] Yeah, yeah I do. I also think you have a duty to do it, because you have a gift.
George Lonegan: It's not a gift, Billy, it's a curse.
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The mid 80s-late 90's Warner Bros. shield is used and is in black and white at the beginning of the movie, and at the end of the credits, the same Warner Bros. Shield is used alongside the Amblin logo, also in black-and-white. See more »

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Nessun Dorma
(1824-6)
from "Turandot"
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Performed by Tito Beltrán (as Tito Beltran)
Courtesy of Silva Screen
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Death and Clint Eastwood
2 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hereafter is a slow, quiet study on the effect that death and the dearly departed have on the living. 

It's not really a ghost story or even a very supernatural movie. The three main characters each have felt death's power in different ways in their life. George (Matt Damon), a man who can contact the deceased, has fled from his abilities because they keep him from having a normal life. Marie (Cecile de France) is a journalist who has a near-death experience during a tsunami, and becomes consumed with understanding what she saw. And in London, a young British boy is desperate to contact a lost family member one last time. 

The three separate stories do eventually connect, but that's not really where the value of Hereafter lies. I can see this film being a source of frustration for some viewers eager for a traditional conflict and resolution or character arc, but those things aren't really Eastwood's priority.The movie doesn't have much of a "point", other than how death is such an important part of all of our lives, even as it's also probably the most mysterious. 

I liked it, but I'm hesitant in recommending it. Slow-paced movies like these need the right audience. It's fairly different from Eastwood's other movies, and I wouldn't mind seeing him tackle something like this, again.   


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