Hereafter – Touched by death. Changed by his life
Matt Damon——————————–George Lonegan
Cecile De France—————————Marie Lelay
Bryce Dallas Howard———————Melanie
Jean-Yves Berteloot———————-Publishing Executive Michael
Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Screenplay by Peter Morgan.
Marie Lelay (De France) is a news reporter catapulted into a new story when she falls victim to a Tsunami. She is carried by the gigantic wave through city streets where she finally grabs onto some debris, that is when she is struck from behind and knocked unconscious. She is pulled to safety by two men and they are giving her first aid. This provides Marie with a near death experience that clearly effects her life moving forward.
Marcus and Jason (Frankie and George Mclaren) are twin brothers that are living with a mother that has a drug problem. They do their best to maintain a functional family but they are on the edge of being given to family services. A death in their small family will change the surviving two members deeply.
George Lonegan (Damon) has the ability to speak with the dead and he trying everything in his power to to avoid it. He used to run a business based on his “readings” but found that any life that dealt solely with death wasn’t living. He joins a cooking class and meets Melanie (Howard) who is trying to meet someone. George has been so busy cutting himself off from the world he has difficulty returning to it.
The story is very good and Clint Eastwood proves that he is an excellent director once again. The movie itself was a bit slow moving in places and the story wasn’t as gripping as I would have hoped. I enjoyed this movie but was not thrilled with all aspects of the story.
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Runtime: 129 Minutes
Production Budget: $50,000,000.00
CC Rating: 6 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Mystic River, Gran Torino, Pale Rider.
If you liked this try: Flatliners, The Sixth Sense, Dragonfly.