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April 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Hereafter

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

A story that centers on the lives of three people bought together through disaster, death and an unnatural ability. It begins with Marie Lelay (Cecile De France) who survives a near death experience after being caught in a tsunami. Then comes a boy named Marcus (Frankie McLaren) who losses his twin brother in an accident. And finally there is George Lonegan (Matt Damon) a psychic who possesses the ability to channel the dead. A curse as he calls it, acquired after undergoing surgery on his brain as a child. As expected the three characters slowly drift through the film, each struggling in their own way with the circumstances that eventually bring them together for a very boring and uneventful conclusion.

There weren’t any redeeming qualities from start to finish for this film, it just didn’t work. The acting is extremely generic making it impossible to connect to or feel anything for the characters, regardless of what they have been through. The cinematography was very bland with nothing visually appealing. And the story didn’t have a single moment which made it interesting.

Without a doubt Clint Eastwood is an amazing actor and director which brings about the question what made him decide to get involved in this film. Compared to the other films he has directed this is by far the worst film Eastwood has been a part of.

Rating: One Guy

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Hereafter

Hereafter

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer: Peter Morgan

Stars: Matt Damon, Cécile De France

Reviewed by: Scotty

This movie has received mixed reviews, some think it is great and some find it boring.  I found this movie to be pretty boring.  The people who think it is great believe that the movie was lacking in emotion and direction purposely, to speak to the larger point. Life is precious and death is mysterious.  I knew that going into the film.

Hereafter is the story of 3 people, miles away but sharing something sacred.  George(Matt Damon) is an honest psychic that hates the gift (curse) that he has.  George can speak with people who have just died and he tries to avoid using this ability but is talked into it by his brother to use his gift again.  Marie Lelay (Cécile de France) is a journalist on assignment in Thailand that is involved in a terrible Tsunami that takes many lives but she is pulled from the water and resuscitated but not until she has a near death experience.  Marcus(Frankie and George McClaren) is the son of an addict and the twin brother of Jason that was hit by a van and killed.

Blah blah blah blah blah..   George meets Marie at a book signing and through touching her hands he sees her experience from the Tsunami. George then meets Marcus and connects Marcus to Jason who sends him a message from beyond.  George is then told where Marie is staying; they meet up and walk off hand to hand to end the movie.

This movie lacked direction and if I had not drunk 3 cups of coffee I would have fallen asleep.  I give it 1 guy, barely.

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Hereafter

April 10, 2011 Leave a comment

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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