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Hereafter (2010)

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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.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writer:

Peter Morgan
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Marie Lelay
Thierry Neuvic ... Didier
Cyndi Mayo Cyndi Mayo ... Island Hotel Clerk (as Cyndi Mayo Davis)
Lisa Griffiths Lisa Griffiths ... Stall Owner
Jessica Griffiths Jessica Griffiths ... Island Girl
Ferguson Reid Ferguson Reid ... Rescuer
Derek Sakakura Derek Sakakura ... Rescuer
Jay Mohr ... Billy
Richard Kind ... Christos
Matt Damon ... George Lonegan
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Photographer
Frankie McLaren ... Marcus / Jason
George McLaren ... Marcus / Jason
Lyndsey Marshal ... Jackie
Rebekah Staton ... Social Worker
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Touched by death. Changed by life.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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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Trivia

At 51:17 The URL for website that Marie LeLay (Cécile de France) is looking at is www.hospice-du-couchant.com but going there gives an error message that reads, "This web site is currently not available. Please check us out at these other Warner Bros. web sites:". See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 2005, yet, in the French publishing office, a poster advertises the publishing company for 2009. See more »

Quotes

George Lonegan: Sometimes, I mean you know, knowing everything about someone, uhhh, its, uh, it seems nice, but really, maybe it's-it's actually better to hold stuff back.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Piano Concerto #2
(1900-01)
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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An appropriately thoughtful piece
15 August 2011 | by tangent272-88-688605See all my reviews

Clint Eastwood likes to make his films slow paced and this can be annoying at times. In my opinion Sands of Iwo Jima was boring and Grand Torino was overly sentimental but with Hereafter he was the right man for the job. The pacing is perfect with the story unfolding in just the right way, eliciting just the right emotions at just the right time (the opening scene is genuinely terrifying) and giving us enough time to think and absorb without ever boring us.

As for Matt Damon, this is a masterpiece. There are so many depths and subtleties to this role and Mr Damon gets it all. George Lonegan is a creepy haunted loner with poor social skills, not in spite of but *because* he's a big hearted person who cares too much. And Damon *gets* that, and shows it, you can see it in every frame of the movie, even when he's not moving a muscle. I know this movie won't be for everyone but this performance is one of the greats, a real tour de force of subtlety.

Lastly, the writing, the story is something not seen often enough these days, a thoughtful movie about a complex and emotive subject that doesn't treat the audience like idiots. There are a lot of questions unanswered here, and that's alright, there should be. This movie isn't about answers or some kind of payoff, it's about guiding the viewer through the story's of three people with very interesting perspectives so that we can all feel our way though it together. I love that the writers trust us to do that and don't try to force feed us a "message" or a moral.

A great thoughtful film about a difficult subject that will leave you feeling good, as long as you're not expecting to be spoon fed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hereafter See more »

Filming Locations:

Maui, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$220,322, 17 October 2010

Gross USA:

$32,746,941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,956,330
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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