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After Life “how can you save you’re self, if your already dead”

15 Jan


AFter Life



After a horrific car accident, Anna (Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn’t believe she’s dead, despite the funeral director’s reassurances that she is 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 is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna’s grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Long) still can’t shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isn’t what he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side.

Confused. Disturbed. Intrigued. This is what you’ll get after watching After-Life, a suspense horror drama thriller flick that will surely haunt you even after you switch off your DVD player. First released in 2009, After.Life tells the story of a young school teacher, Anna (Christina Ricci) who ended up in a morgue after a horrific car accident. Believing she is (or was) still alive, Anna tried to escape Eliot Deacon, the funeral director (Liam Neeson) who introduced himself as the one “with the gift” who can talk to dead people. Paul (Justin Long), who is Anna‘s boyfriend already had the inkling that his girlfriend might still be alive and need his help. His suspicion grew more when Anna‘s student, Jack (Chandler Canterbury) informed him that he saw Anna by the window of the funeral home, wearing a red dress.


From start to ending, the mystery if Anna is still alive or not, still remains unfold. Even after the final scene where Paul and Anna finally got reunited, “their” death’s left numbers of questions hanging on. After searching the internet for more information about the movie, I stumbled upon different sites with arguments and questions about what really happened in the story. Glad to know that it wasn’t just me who got intrigued by this movie.One site even opens it’s home page with a phrase “If you want to see both a movie that keeps you guessing as to what’s really happening AND Christina Ricci naked – then After-Life is for you“. Well, this sounds true after all. In this movie, you’ll see scenes where Ricci exposes her petite yet luscious body. And this is just one reason why After-Life is worth watching. I’m not sure though if this film already landed in the Philippine cinema. But if not, you may want to score a DVD or Blu-ray copy instead and see for yourself why this movie is a little bit intriguing.

After-Life seems to be another movie wherein audiences are given some possibilities of their own versions to what really happened to the main characters in the story.This movie was released around November of 2009, and might be just in time for the All Souls Day.