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Parents' Guide to

Aftermath (2021)

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sexual violence, kidnapping, and language in horror bore.

Movie NR 2021 114 minutes
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This horror movie comes close to being decent, but sadly is too long, too unsurprising, and too unrealistic. Despite Aftermath (2021) being loosely based on a true story, the film nevertheless comes across as wildly unbelievable because of a few glaring issues. For one, while there have been terrifying news stories similar to what happens, the way this film delivers its reveal ultimately feels hollow because so much time is spent on delivering supernatural thrills. It's hard not to think this would be a better film if it had taken the other path, so to speak.

Secondly, the entire premise that Natalie and Kevin are suffering financially is curious. Kevin works cleaning up murder scenes (just a coincidence) and Natalie wants him to go back to college. Meanwhile, Natalie doesn't have a job and hopes that a big deal might catapult her fashion business into something viable and profitable. So why are these two beautiful, young White people living in a huge and expensive house, only to then buy a different, larger, and even more beautiful house? Sure, maybe one of them has a trust fund or an inheritance, but nothing is mentioned.

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