A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George Lonegan (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, French journalist, Marie Lelay (Cécile de France) has a near-death experience which shakes her reality, and when London schoolboy Marcus (identical twins Frankie McLaren and George McLaren) loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each looking to understand the one thing all life has in common, but can never share, their lives will cross, changed by what they believe might, or must, exist in the hereafter.Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
Several biographies describe how Clint Eastwood was stranded offshore in the ocean several days after his Navy training plane crashed. The experience is probably what helped him film the tsunami scene in this movie. See more »
The film is set in early 2005; however, the Macbook Unibody MacBook (pro) as seen in the publishers' offices were not introduced until 2008. See more »
Did you do the reading?
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.
Yeah, yeah I do. I also think you have a duty to do it, because you have a gift.
It's not a gift, Billy, it's a curse.
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The mid 80s-late 90s Warner Bros. shield is used (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 »
Excellent film exploring deep emotions and near-death experience
An emotional film (bring some hankies) exploring the love of children for their mother, the loss of a loved one, and the near-death experiences of the two main characters. The acting is superb, particularly the young McLaren brothers and Cecile DeFrance. I applaud Clint Eastwood for taking this risk and creating a solid piece with riveting emotions and a fantastic conclusion. The only leap of faith that must be taken is the belief that George (Matt Damon) truly has this gift/curse since it is the thread that weaves through all his relationships. This is truly an enjoyable movie and adds to my belief that the greatness of a film is not in the critic's eyes but in your own. This is the second sleeper movie of the week for me. The first one was RED...a great, entertaining movie.
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