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After a horrific car accident, Anna (Christina Ricci) wakes up to find the funeral director (Liam Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Trapped with no one to turn to, Anna is forced to believe that she is merely in transition to the afterlife.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 17
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
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3 out of 5

Confusing chiller explores death; too dark for teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that After.Life -- a psychological horror film that's more depressing than it is scary -- features a female character who is nude or wearing a negligee throughout much of the film. She is also supposed to be dead, even though she's conscious, and is under the control of a creepy male undertaker who seems to drug her into submission. The movie explores death extensively and doesn't offer much in the way of hope or positive characters. It features a great deal of swearing (including "asshole," "s--t" and "f--k,"), drinking and drugs (including driving while intoxicated), and general, simmering anger. Also, an adult hits a child across the face in anger.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether the movie was scary or not. Can psychological thrillers sometimes be scarier than outright violent horror movies? Why? What different elements make a movie scary? How do you deal with feeing scared from movies or TV -- does it ever effect you after the movie or show is over?
  • Did Paul and Anna really love each other? If not, was that the reason they went through their ordeals?

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2 stars

I'm not dead! The concept of this movie was good and horrifying. Christina Ricci is a very talented actress. But somehow, she couldn't (in my opinion actually) show her talent in this movie. She kinda looked lame (well to guys, she looked hot, I bet/know). And seeing her walking naked so comfortably made me uncomfortable. When will this Hollywood industry quit playing with women? When will they understand that this concept of nudity is getting old and doesn't work all the time to get hit! Stop attracting audience by showing nude actresses. Shame I had to give this such a low rating. I was expecting this to be awesome by seeing Christina, Liam and Justin. Now this isn't terrible. You won't get bored. You'll feel slightly curious to know what happens in the end. But throughout the movie all I could think was, "it could have been better..."

- 3niR, Sunday, November 7, 2010

4 stars

Liked it, just not entirely sure I "got" it. I still have some doubt as to whether she was actually dead or not. I am inclined to think she was, just due to little things, like looking like a corpse and not seeming to feel the cold, but the script is a little up in the air on that. It was great to see Christina Ricci in something new and I did find this fairly creepy and interesting. I am surprised to see it is rated fairly low,I guess due to the vague ending.

- romy861, Sunday, October 17, 2010

2 stars


- citawijaya, Wednesday, October 13, 2010