6.1/10
3,692
29 user 70 critic

Afterschool (2008)

Trailer
2:03 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls.

Director:

Writer:

1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Simon Killer (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.

Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop, Lila Salet
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young muckraker decides to start his own underground newspaper at his high school.

Director: Bryan Goluboff
Stars: Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Griffin Newman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.

Director: Sam Levinson
Stars: Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Ellen Burstyn
Buy It Now (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The film follows 16 year old Chelsea Magan who has just sold her virginity on eBay to the highest bidder.

Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Chelsea Logan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Christopher McCann
Aquarium (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

At fifteen, David and his two buddies are the youngest members of the Boston Aquarium Society. The three make their way to a monthly meeting at the New England Aquarium, but David has a secret he is reluctant to share.

Director: Rob Meyer
Stars: Jeremy Allen White, Kaitlin Kiyan, Zachary Brian
Christine I (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts
City Island (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond De Felitta
Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Mr. Burke
...
Amy
...
Mr. Anderson (as David Costable)
...
Ms. Vogel
...
Peter (as Dariusz Michal Uczkowski)
...
Mr. Virgil
...
Mr. Wiseman
...
Detective Eclisse
Bill Raymond ...
Mr. Williams
...
Gloria Talbert
...
Tom Talbert
Christopher McCann ...
Mr. Ullman
Edit

Storyline

Having joined a recently created video club, a lowly prep-school sophomore - desensitized from reality by frequently viewed Internet imagery - accidentally captures on video the final moments of admired twin senior classmates dying from poisoned drugs. Rather than galvanize the school or this lad's life in any profound or meaningful way, the tragedy causes barely a ripple in the already emotionally diminished and out-of-touch lives of everyone around. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

there's always someone watching... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Depois da Escola  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,606 (USA) (4 October 2009)

Gross:

$2,606 (USA) (4 October 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (some sequences: video)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In one of the early scenes in Rob's dorm room, a poster on the wall near the door says "DO YOU FEEL - new album." This poster is for an album by the popular alternative one-man music project headed by pop-rocker Bryce Avary known as The Rocket Summer. "Do You Feel" was The Rocket Summer's third full-length album and was released in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Uh... your mom gets fucked for cash.
Mr. Virgil: Okay. Okay, fair enough. Right. See, that was easy. You just said what's on your mind.
See more »

Connections

Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Innovative and thought-provoking
19 September 2008 | by (Athens) – See all my reviews

Afterschool is a movie about a boarding school in United States and how rotten is the environment there. The film's pace is slow but that helps the viewer appreciate the photography and the filming technique. The comments of the director about the hypocrisy of the school teachers and the faulty communication between students and their parents are discreet but effective in a filming manner. The acting is superb (most of the cast has worked at New York theaters) and there are some innovations in the cinematography (different angles and film-editing games). It certainly reminds us of "Elephant" (Gus Van Sant) because of the subject but here the interest is centered in drug abuse and how someone witnesses it even though he/she is not connected to the drug-user. In addition, it comments on many more perspectives of puberty. An interesting film that leaves many thoughts to the viewer without forcing him/her to create a specific opinion. A definite must-see!


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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?