American couple move to the State of Ceará, Brazil, in the 1930s. The husband is looking for oil. His beautiful wife, Donna, soon falls in love with a rude but charming fisherman. The forbidden romance may destroy her marriage and upset the morals of the small village where they live.
- Stars:Natasha Henstridge, Eduardo Moscovis, Sophie Ward, Letícia Sabatella, Florinda Bolkan, Andrew McCarthy, Guilherme Karan, Ângelo Antônio, Odilon Wagner, Jackson Costa, Nildo Parente, Arduíno Colassanti, Jurandir de Oliveira, Rita Martins, Charles Paraventi,
- Country:Brazil, USA
- Director:Fábio Barreto,
- Writer:Amy Ephron (screenplay), Fábio Barreto (earlier screenplay), José Almino (earlier screenplay), José Lins do Rego (novel)
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(ag) wrote: a classic of the genre, i daresay. extremely minimalist, extremely effective. quirky, scary, deftly paced. a wonderful horror experience.
(de) wrote: Directed by Clint Eastwood, Hereafter already had me interested.One of the first things that will catch the eye of the viewers in Hereafter is the beautiful quality of its scenery. The first scene in the film depicts Thailand as it experiences the disaster of a tsunami. The scenery of the location is beautiful, and soon after it becomes combined with spectacular visual effects to reveal the kind of disaster that the famous event caused. The visual experience of Hereafter is great, and while its visual elements can only go so far it is a memorable sight for its lovely scenery, as well as the fact that the cinematography captures it very well. The colour of the film is nice too because it has a certain kind of monochromatic greyness to it while also having versatile shades and tints of it implemented into the real world colour.The script in Hereafter introduces some interesting concepts to the film due to its subject matter and its characters. It starts off by introducing the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami as part of its story, and later adds another part involving a pair of twin brothers attempting to evade social services so that the scale of the film reveals the big impact that death has had on people and the world as well as how it affects the little people. But the film soon takes a downturn because from there it has to be constantly deviating between several storylines. Yet the story that Hereafter puts the main focus on is the story of Marie Lelay which starts off interesting but eventually dissolves into formulaic melodrama which doesn't have too many places to go. I mean, the majority of it is about her coping with her near-death experience and intending to write a book about it. Her story isn't about the strange connection to the afterlife or about the loss of anyone, it is about trying to document an experience. But the documentation process is boring and lacks any actual stimulation which makes it nothing but extensive and slow hokey tedium. The story about Marie Lelay is the least interesting of the film and yet it takes up the most time, so it does its damage on Hereafter.Aside from that story, the rest of the writing in Hereafter is pretty good. Peter Morgan's story has a few too many characters and storylines, but it has fascinating subject matter to it and the way that it ties real life events into the story is clever, such as implementing in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami as well as the 2005 London Bombings. It touches upon the pain of death and how we as humans deal with it in a very touching way. And the spiritual and sentimental atmosphere of a lot of the scenes make it easy to see how audiences might find it moving. I didn't get all that moved by it though because I found that despite it having a good few sentimental moments, it was mostly tedious drama which focused on lesser aspects of the film instead of the areas which had significantly more potential. Although Clint Eastwood deals with the material well in terms of script treatment and direction, there is only so much he can do to salvage Hereafter and he pushes the limits fairly clearly. But he brings out a nice spirit for the film and treats it with some of his most sentimental direction in ages.Hereafter's problem lies in its story and the fact that it doesn't have enough focus on the more interesting tales, even though Matt Damon is the man on the poster and his story plays second fiddle to a boring one, so there is a lot of potential that is wasted in Hereafter. But the cast manage to do their part well enough to help things move along.Matt Damon's lead performance in Hereafter is terrific. Even though he doesn't get as much screen time as you may hope, he puts a lot of depth into his performance by focusing on the inner aspects of him. On the surface he is very stoic, but instead of that being an issue it is played into the way he characterises George Lonegan as a man trying to leave the past behind. Although it feels rather routine on behalf of Matt Damon, his performance essentially does the job well enough to pass, though since he is such an internationally acclaimed actor he should have gotten more screen time. There is no telling what someone like Casey Affleck or Hayden Christensen may have done in the role and that could have been interesting, but Matt Damon does well enough to pass.Cecile De France is stuck with the role of having to carry the most boring aspect of the film on her shoulders, but her performance is fairly good. While she doesn't necessarily break new ground and her character is repetitive, she delivers her lines with depth and thoughtful emotions, and even though she doesn't get the part precisely as deeply as she should, her performance is ok overall.Young Frankie McLaren's performance is also pretty decent. Considering the kind of difficult role he has to face, he does the job really well because he makes the drama of his character seem painstakingly real and emotionally powerful. It isnt hard to sympathise for him because even though his performance isn't perfect it is easy to connect to him for the kind of emotional trauma he goes through as a child. The young Frankie McLaren gives a fine supporting performance in Hereafter and his presence ends up being fairly memorable.Bryce Dallas Howard's performance is also a good one.But despite the presence of talented cast members, some nice visual elements and strong direction from Clint Eastwood, Hereafter supplies interesting concepts and then subverts them with a tediously melodramatic plot which puts its focus in all of the wrong places and ends up slow and dull.
(au) wrote: A charming movie with a subtle twist to romatic sensibilities.
(ru) wrote: The movie didn't quite capture the introspection that abounds in Woolf's writings. We get a sense of Clarissa's loneliness, the complexity of her relationships, and the dilemma of the choices she had made. However, we don't really do much than just skim past them. Perhaps it is because Woolf's nuances cannot really be transcribed on screen and, as a result, there appears to be no sensible plot in the movie. That said, what the movie does succeed in bringing to us is a wonderful performance by Vanessa Redgrave. Her expressions along with those voiceovers gave a much clearer sense of her character than anything else could have done. I also liked Lena Headey, though her role was sadly quite short. Furthermore, it is always amusing to watch these "parties" by the British nobility and the fine line of diplomacy and gossip that they fall on.
(fr) wrote: The story of the Aeneid told with talking rabbits with the tone of Mad Max. Sound disturbing? It is. But oh, is it beautiful.
(kr) wrote: 161111: I've wanted to watch this film for years but never found the time. Well, now I can say have. Bill (Alan Arkin) was my highlight. Strange film. Strange story. Ryder was weak, especially as an elderly person. So, now it's off the watch list and into the garage sale pile. Can't see myself ever taking the time again.
(gb) wrote: This movie is beautiful. When I watch movies, I want to envelop myself in someone's story. That's what this film does. The actors have great chemistry and moving performances that draw you in to feel the heartache and desire that comes from long distance, and the passing of time.
(gb) wrote: It had its funny moments.