"Hereafter" A Very Realistic Portrayal Of Experiences With Death

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    Jan 08, 2011 10:00 AM GMT
    My family and I recently saw the movie "Hereafter" by Clint Eastwood with Matt Damon... The movie very much fits my family and friends and my own experiences with death..

    The woman in the beginning has a near-death experience while drowning.. my family members who experienced those have told me similar stories...

    Matt Damon who plays a guy who became a psychic speaking to the dead.. accurately plays out how most "ghost whisperers" experience their "gifts".. mainly as an unwelcome curse which ruins their lives.. and actively refuse to do it at all for any money.. making seldom exceptions for loved ones or people close to them...

    The little boy who searches for answers about death does indeed go through a whole process of approaching first the religious institutions... which cannot give him answers, only to wind up at a bunch of fake "mediums" who tell him a lot of nonsense about candle gazing, going into trance, and being just plain charlatans who ask him for money while faking everything...

    All in all a very realistic movie.. highly ercommended..

    To close with an important dialogue from the movie, talking about the spirit of a deceased loved one:

    Psychic: "Im sorry, he is gone"
    Boy: "Where did he go?"
    Psychic: "I'm sorry, I don't know"
    BOy: "But you talked to all those spirits?"
    Psychic: "Yes, but I still don't know"


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    Jan 08, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI will go see this movie at some point.

    The screenplay was written by Peter Morgan who, in real life, does not believe in an afterlife. His intent with this movie was that love makes us "need" an afterlife because we cannot let go.

    With that being said I will report back after my viewing of this film. icon_biggrin.gif

    Well he was very objective about it then.. because all that stuff in the movie is exactly how people I know experience these things
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    Jan 08, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    To MMTM.. the realisticness of teh movie comes not of any sort of psychic special effect mumbo jumbo (I dont even think thats really possible) but rather in the way the charaters respond to their experiecnes and deal with it... it's the the storyline which is very realistic..

    Peter Morgan explains he put the screenplay out in response to a friend's death.. and that it was originally written by a woman who wrote a book about her actual experiences...


    That would explain why in the movie the characters and incidents become very believable.. no the visions of course, that are described in the movie during near-death experiences and by psychics, that people have to decide for themselves... but the story of the characters is a good reflection of real-life people and their lives