When it’s over, if the film had ended any other way, I would have been very disappointed. The Hereafter is about three people, three stories, and three differing experiences with death. Matt Damon plays an American who has a special connection to the afterlife; Cecile De France plays a French journalists whose near death experience changes her perspective on life; and twins, Frankie and George McLaren play a London schoolboy who tragically loses his twin brother and must find understanding and acceptance. Throughout the film, I kept wondering when these three stories would meet, as I kept hoping they would. However, director Clint Eastwood kept me waiting and guessing until the very end, when finally, the stories do thread together, and there is a sense of completeness and fulfillment for all three characters making the story, as a viewer, a more satisfying one.
My rating: 4 out of 5