Hereafter

Matt Damon  Actor Cécile De France  Actor Frankie McLaren  Actor George McLaren  Actor Jay Mohr  Actor Bryce Dallas Howard  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13

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Hereafter

Theatrical Release Date: 2010 10 22 (USA)

UPC: 883929140862

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:null

Summary: Director Clint Eastwood delves into the mysterious world of the hereafter with this ensemble supernatural drama starring Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Jay Mohr, and Bryce Dallas Howard. In the wake of a near-death experience during a powerful tsunami, French television reporter Marie (De France) takes her married lover's advice to pen the political book she has always talked about writing. As hard as Marie tries to stay focused on the task at hand, however, she repeatedly finds her attention diverted to scientists who have been stigmatized for investigating the afterlife. Meanwhile, in America, reluctant psychic George (Matt Damon) struggles in vain to cease using his powers for profit while falling for a gorgeous stranger (Bryce Dallas Howard). All the while, his greedy brother (Jay Mohr) prods him to milk his ability for all it's worth. Over in London, a pair of inseparable twins is forcibly parted by tragedy when one of them dies suddenly. The harder the more introverted surviving twin (Frankie McLaren) attempts to reach out to his deceased brother in the afterlife, the deeper his mom sinks into heroin addiction. When his mother goes into rehab, the grieving boy is placed in foster care, and begins succumbing to his corrosive ennui. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Film Presented – New York Film Festival Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Features: Includes Digital Copy (limited time only -- offer expires March 13, 2012)

Hereafter

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 03/15/2011

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 2.40:1

Audio: DHMA, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 129 Minutes

Sides: 2

Number of Discs: 2

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Hereafter
1. Scene 1 [9:16]
2. Scene 2 [9:19]
3. Scene 3 [9:46]
4. Scene 4 [10:14]
5. Scene 5 [9:59]
6. Scene 6 [8:52]
7. Scene 7 [:50]
8. Scene 8 [10:55]
9. Scene 9 [10:16]
10. Scene 10 [10:00]
11. Scene 11 [9:44]
12. Scene 12 [9:59]
13. Scene 13 [10:12]
14. Scene 14 [2:57]

Perry Seibert

For all his reputation as a gritty, rough-and-tumble man's man, Clint Eastwood has shown a consistent tastefulness in his directorial career. He rarely gets drawn into operatic emotional highs, and this quality suits him well with Hereafter, a gentle movie very much about overpowering feelings of love and loss and fear.

The movie opens with an exhilarating and terrifying sequence involving a tsunami that tears through a resort town; caught in the disaster is French investigative reporter and television personality Marie (Cécile De France), whose near-death experience affords her a glimpse of the afterlife. After this throat-grabber of an opening, Eastwood shifts to a struggling British family where twin boys attempt to hide their single mother's drug addiction from the social service workers who want to place the two in foster care. After tragedy strikes one of the boys, the movie switches to San Francisco, where George (Matt Damon), a retired psychic who can speak to the dead, allows his brother to talk him into giving a reading to a business partner.

Peter Morgan's screenplay takes a novelistic approach to the characters -- we spend long sequences with each of them, instead of cutting quickly back and forth. The film's relaxed tone allows us to get a sense of their day-to-day lives before dropping the supernatural elements of the story onto them. Damon benefits the most from this style, particularly because his character has the most compelling storyline; George realizes that a life spent talking about death is no life at all. He repeatedly tells his financially inclined brother that this special ability is a curse, not a gift, and that appears to be true in the movie's best scene -- a date George has with a fellow cooking student (Bryce Dallas Howard), who, after learning about his talents, begs for a reading.

The last half of the film is admittedly not as strong as the first. Clunky plot machinations bring the three main characters together, but once that happens, their final scenes together -- particularly the one between George and the surviving twin -- recapture what's best about Hereafter, namely, its quiet, reassuring tone. It's a movie that accepts that death is inevitable, and we can either focus on that sadness or live our lives. It's not terribly deep, and it's not terrifically insightful, but it is a very well-acted and reassuring message. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Clint Eastwood  Director 
Clint Eastwood  Composer (Music Score) 
Clint Eastwood  Producer 
Kathleen Kennedy  Producer 
Frank Marshall  Executive Producer 
Steven Spielberg  Executive Producer 
Peter Morgan  Executive Producer 
Peter Morgan  Screenwriter 
Robert Lorenz  Producer 
Tim Moore  Executive Producer 
Matt Damon  Actor 
Cécile De France  Actor 
Frankie McLaren  Actor 
George McLaren  Actor 
Jay Mohr  Actor 
Bryce Dallas Howard  Actor 
Frankie McLaren  Actor 
George McLaren  Actor 
Richard Kind  Actor 
Lyndsey Marshal  Actor 
Derek Jacobi  Actor 
Marthe Keller  Actor 
Jenifer Lewis  Actor 
Andy Gathergood  Actor 
Helen Elizabeth  Actor 
Thierry Neuvic  Actor 
Stéphane Freiss  Actor 
Joe Bellan  Actor 
Sean Buckley  Actor 
Paul Antony-Barber  Actor 
Jack Bence  Actor 
Cyndi Mayo Davis  Actor 
Lisa Griffiths  Actor 
Jessica Griffiths  Actor 
Ferguson Reid  Actor 
Derek Sakakura  Actor 
Charlie Creed-Miles  Actor 
Rebekah Staton  Actor 
Declan Conlon  Actor 
Marcus Boyea  Actor 
Franz Drameh  Actor 
Tex Jacks  Actor 
Taylor Doherty  Actor 
Mylene Jampanoi  Actor 
Laurent Bateau  Actor 
Calum Grant  Actor 
Steven R. Schirripa  Actor 
Tom Beard  Actor 
Jean-Yves Berteloot  Actor 
Niamh Cusack  Actor 
George Costigan  Actor 
Claire Price  Actor 
Surinder Duhra  Actor 
Audrey Brisson  Actor 
Jess Murphy  Actor 
Michael Cuckson  Actor 
Jennifer Thorne  Actor 
Barry Martin  Actor 
Charlie Holliday  Actor 
John Nielsen  Actor 
Anthony Allgood  Actor 
Mathew Baynton  Actor 
Pearce Quigley  Actor 
Meg Wynn Owen  Actor 
Selina Cadell  Actor 
Tom Price  Actor 
Celine Sallette  Actor 
Celia Shuman  Actor 
Joanna Croll  Actor 
Tim Fitzhigham  Actor 
Chloe Bale  Actor 

Country: USA