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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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Christos
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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$32,741,596 (USA) (7 January 2011)
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The restaurant in which Thierry Neuvic and Cécile De France have dinner is Sanderens, the restaurant of chef Alain Sanderens, who became a sensation when he relinquished his 3 stars and reopened the prestigious Lucas Carton under his own name - and with a more affordable menu. Since then, the place has regained 2 stars. See more »

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In two scenes: between Marcus and a psychic and between Marcus and his reading by George. See more »

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Dr. Rousseau: You know, as a scientist and atheist my mind was closed to such things. Oh, absolutely. Afterlife, near-death experiences Like everyone else, I thought people saw bright lights, Eden-like gardens and so forth because they were culturally conditioned to do so. But after 25 years in a hospice working with people, many of whom were pronounced dead but then miraculously survived. the account of what they actually experienced were so strikingly similar it couldn't just be coincidence. And add to ...
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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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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.1 (2015) See more »

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Che Gelida Manina
(1896)
from "La Bohème"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Thomas Harper
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Original, Interesting, Intelligent...in a word...Excellent
9 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This drama is about three lonely people each living in different countries whose lives become indelibly connected in an unforseeable, yet touching way. The story centers on Matt Damon, an American, who apparently has the psychic ability of contacting the recently departed, however, he believes that this "gift" is a "curse" because it renders him a social outcast. There is also a French woman who has a near death experience and a troubled British boy grieving over the loss of a loved one.

I am not a firm believer in a hereafter life or psychic abilities, and what is great about this movie is that it addresses these issues in an intelligent way without asking the audience to debate their existence. Instead, it focuses on the characters and how these issues affect their lives. There is nothing cheap or gimmicky about this movie. It simply tells a touching story without being overly sentimental. Clint Eastwood delivers a great picture and Matt Damon an excellent performance. The round-out cast deserves a big-hand as well. Keep in mind that this is a character drama and, like cooking a good sauce, takes its time to develop a richness. So if you're the type of person who only responds to immediate sensory gratification, this movie might not be for you.


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