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After.Life (2009)

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After a car accident, a young woman caught between life and death meets a funeral director who claims to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Anna Taylor
Liam Neeson ... Eliot Deacon
Justin Long ... Paul Coleman
Chandler Canterbury ... Jack
Celia Weston ... Beatrice Taylor
Luz Alexandra Ramos Luz Alexandra Ramos ... Diane (as Luz Ramos)
Josh Charles ... Tom Peterson
Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Whitehall
Malachy McCourt ... Father Graham
Shuler Hensley ... Vincent Miller
Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Hutton
Sam Kressner Sam Kressner ... Acne Kid
Doan Ly ... Teacher #1
Jack Rovello ... Tall Kid
Prudence Wright Holmes ... Old Woman #1
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Storyline

After a horrific car accident, Anna (Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Neeson) preparing her for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn't believe she's dead, despite the funeral director's reassurances she's merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna's forced to accept her own death. But Anna's grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Long) can't shake the suspicion that Eliot isn't what he appears to be. Written by Anchor Bay Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is the symptom. Death is the cure. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

After Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,946, 11 April 2010

Gross USA:

$108,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,005,519
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alfred Molina was originally cast as Eliot, but was replaced by Liam Neeson. See more »

Goofs

When Paul runs toward Anna's grave, he touches a tombstone which starts wobbling from side to side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eliot Deacon: It's time now. You're absolutely beautiful for your funeral.
[crossing his hands]
Eliot Deacon: It's as if you were still alive. Just sleeping. This is how they're all going to remember you.
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Soundtracks

What Are We Waiting For
Written and performed by Stacy Ann De Lima (BMI)
Published by Astonishing Music (BMI)
Provided by Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

 
death, life, mystery, crossover, after life, ghost, confusion, escape
7 November 2010 | by bernard_sinaiSee all my reviews

After Life explores the beliefs about the soul and what happens to it after we die.

The film is about Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci), a school teacher who supposedly dies in a traffic accident. She wakes up and finds herself in a mortuary with the undertaker, Elliott Deacon (Liam Neeson), talking to her, explaining that she is dead.

However, as time goes on, it becomes evident that not everything is what it seems. Deacon always locks the doors as if afraid that she may escape and every attempt she has made to communicate with her boyfriend, Paul Coleman (Justin Long) is disrupted by Deacon.

Is Anna really dead? Or does the undertaker have a more sinister plan for keeping her?

The film keeps you in suspense and guessing until the very end.


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