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Parents' Guide to

Here After

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crude afterlife romance has nudity, lots of drinking.

Movie NR 2021 121 minutes
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At best this movie could appeal only to the biggest romance fans around, but even for them the problems and weaknesses might be too much to overcome. First and foremost is the premise of Here After, which is that you can only be truly happy if you find your soulmate, and that dying alone is the worst possible fate because you'll cease to exist on any plane if you remain alone. But if you agree with the premise, or are willing to go along with it for the ride, you'll bump up against a fair amount of hurtful attitudes toward women in the way they're often treated like sex objects. The opening scene makes this pretty clear right off the bat. Then there's the weak storytelling. It's full of clichés and even falls back on the biggest crutch of all, the sudden act of violence that comes from nowhere and tries to manufacture tension and suspense.

The acting isn't exactly stellar but it's solid. The ending will satisfy die-hard (ahem) romance fans. But the excessive and glamorous drinking and the crudity, nudity, and mature themes mean it's definitely not for kids.

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