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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Lelay (as Cécile de France)
Cyndi Mayo Davis ...
Lisa Griffiths ...
Stall Owner
Jessica Griffiths ...
Island Girl
Ferguson Reid ...
Derek Sakakura ...
Social Worker


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Touched by death. Changed by life.


Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá de la vida  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$32,741,596 (USA) (7 January 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the few films executive produced by Steven Spielberg that has neither an Amblin Entertainment or DreamWorks Pictures symbol in the "Hereafter" ads representing his involvement. (The Amblin logo does appear at the end of the film itself.) See more »


While showing the visitors around Charles Dickens' home the guide refers to his novel The Mystery of Edward Drood, when the correct title is The Mystery of Edwin Drood. See more »


Billy: [about George] He said, "A life that's all about death is no life at all."
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Hereafter (2010) See more »


La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée
from "Carmen"
Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Marcello Giordani
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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