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After.Life

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After.Life | DEAD OR ALIVE Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci star in After.Life .
Anchor Bay Films

After.Life

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
04/09/10
performer:
Justin Long, Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci
distributor:
Anchor Bay Entertainment
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

A methodical mortician (Liam Neeson) prepares the body of a young woman (Christina Ricci) for her funeral. But is she dead or, you know, just resting, Monty Python Parrot Sketch-style? Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo’s precious, heavily art directed meditation on the nether space between the living and the dead requires Neeson to stare coldly and talk to corpses, but Ricci has the greater dramatic challenge: She has to operate, unfazed, in close-up nakedness much of the time, while the camera practically licks her pale skin. Justin Long’s one-note assignment, meanwhile, is to gnash teeth as her heartbroken boyfriend. C?

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