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Hereafter

Hereafter

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Peter Morgan
Starring: Matt Damon, Cecile De France, Jay Mohr
Review by: Griff

Hereafter is about three lives that intersect through a series of strange circumstances. First we have Marie Lelay (Cecile De France) who survives a run in with a tsunami. (Yes, it is still too soon. The tsunami scene is pretty graphic and not really something you want to watch knowing that 25,000 people are dead or missing in Japan.) Then we have Marcus (Frankie/George Mclaren) who loses someone close to him in a traffic accident. Finally, there is George Lonegan (Matt Damon), who can see dead people after having surgery on his brain. They all mope around for what seems like forever and then as you might expect, through twists of fate, they all meet at the end.

This is a vapid, meandering, mess of a movie. Rarely does the technique of using multiple intertwining plots work, and this movie is no exception. Nothing works here, from the cinematography to the sound to visual effects. Matt Damon spends the whole movie looking sullen and mumbling lines in the dark. The child actors are terrible and their performance is so hackneyed that its difficult to connect to their characters in any way.

Clint Eastwood is one of my favorite actors of all time and he has done some amazing work behind the camera, but he really fell flat here. This is one of the weakest movies he has done. This movie is two hours of your life that you will never get back. Since it Eastwood, I am going to be kind and give it one guy but this movie deserves its horrible reputation in spades. Do not waste your time.

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