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"They told us it would be impossible to make this movie. They told us it would be impossible for you to watch it. We hope nothing is impossible."
  • TV-PG
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 7.0  (17,988)

After is a 1983 drama movie directed by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner David Greene. The movie stars Jason Robards (All the President's Men, Philadelphia) as Harry, JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, The Big Chill) as Carol, and Steve Guttenberg (Short Circuit, Police Academy) as Newell. The movie opens with Harry's funeral, where we see Carol mourning the loss of her husband. Newell, who is Harry's business associate, tries to comfort Carol by telling her how Harry used to talk about her with pride and love. The two have a brief conversation about how Harry's death would affect their lives, and Newell offers to help Carol with her financial situation.

As the movie progresses, we see that Carol is struggling to come to terms with her loss. She is constantly plagued with memories of Harry, and she feels helpless and alone. She finds small comfort in her friends, but she is still struggling with the realization that Harry is gone.

Newell becomes more involved in Carol's life, and it's clear that he has feelings for her. However, Carol is still in mourning and is not interested in starting a new relationship. Newell, on the other hand, sees Carol as an opportunity to move on from his own failed relationships.

Throughout the movie, we see Carol's journey as she tries to make sense of her loss and find a way to move forward. She tries to confront her feelings head-on by attending a grief support group, but she finds it difficult to connect with the other members. She also struggles to come to terms with the fact that Harry had a mistress and she was not the only person he loved.

As the movie reaches its conclusion, Carol begins to realize that she can't go back to the way things were before Harry's death. She must find a way to rebuild her life and her sense of self. She must also confront her feelings for Newell and decide if she's ready to move on to a new relationship.

After is a thought-provoking movie that explores the complexity of grief and loss. The movie doesn't attempt to offer easy solutions or platitudes, but instead, it presents a realistic portrayal of the grieving process. The performances from the cast are excellent, and the movie is expertly directed.

Overall, After is a powerful and emotional movie that will resonate with anyone who has experienced loss. It's a reminder that even in the face of tragedy, life goes on, and we must find a way to move forward.

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    1 hr 56 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (17,988)