Tuesday, November 16, 2010

‘Hereafter’ for Ever

‘Hereafter’ has more energy then most big budget disaster films all wrapped up in a brilliantly acted ensemble drama. Clint Eastwood has taken on death in a gentle, non-religious, realistic way. Eastwood is taking a chance, thankfully, and allowing the audience at ‘Hereafter’ to learn from his characters instead of showing with glorified special effects. George (Matt Damon) is the protagonist dealing with his thoughts and feelings about death and what may come after, and this may be the best I’ve ever seen Damon. He plays George as subtle and real. ‘Hereafter’ will make audience members emote, questioning their own faith, the love they feel toward their mothers, their families, and considering living life now, not later.

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