2021 MOVIE DRAFT- ROUND 1 PICK 6- THE HINOEUMA SELECTS- HEREAFTER

2021 Movie Draft- Round 1 Pick 6- The Hinoeuma selects- Drama/Mystery- Hereafter.

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Category: Drama/Mystery
Film: Hereafter

Directed by Clint Eastwood, it was written by Peter Morgan and, produced by Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy and Robert Lorenz. It stars Matt Damon (George), Cécile de France (Marie), Jay Mohr (Billy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Melanie) and, Frankie & George McLaren (twins Jason & Marcus). The film was released September 12, 2010, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Marie is a French TV journalist that has a near death experience after nearly drowning during a tsunami. George is a psychic medium but, works in a factory and tries to avoid talking to dead people. Twins Jason & Marcus have a drug-addicted, alcoholic mom and, when Jason is killed, accidentally, Marcus is sent to a foster home. Melanie meets George in a cooking class and a psychic reading ends badly. When George is laid off, his brother Billy tries to get him to revive his psychic practice. After an impromptu trip to London, George crosses paths with Marie and Marcus. Death surrounds the three main characters and their reactions to it unfolds, slowly.

Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter considers the idea of an afterlife with tenderness, beauty and a gentle tact. I was surprised to find it enthralling. I don’t believe in woo-woo but, then, neither, I suspect, does Eastwood. This is a film about the afterlife that carefully avoids committing itself on such a possibility. The closest it comes is the idea of consciousness after apparent death. This is plausible. Many near-death survivors report the same memories, of the white light, the waiting figures and a feeling of peace.

Roger Ebert
October 19, 2010

I absolutely love this movie. It’s a thoughtful drama, without being over-the-top, with an inherent mystery built into the story line. I’m not a big Damon fan but, I am an Eastwood fan. ~Vic

16 responses to “2021 MOVIE DRAFT- ROUND 1 PICK 6- THE HINOEUMA SELECTS- HEREAFTER

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  2. This one still sticks with me too, and I’m glad you chose this because it conjures up memories of that epic disaster scene in the beginning and even the minimalist but important moments at the cooking school. These are exceptional people with gifts that are used both in biblically gigantic times as well as the quiet, unnoticed ones. That’s life, I think, and Clint captures these moments so sincerely in this overlooked little (and big) film.

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