Sub-Genre- Supernatural... or is it Serial Killer?
Cast Members of Note- Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci and Justin Long.
Christina Ricci plays Anna; and mopey Emo chick who mopes around doing nothing to hide the fact that shes vaguely dissatisfied with her life and her boyfriend, Paul. She even mopes during the middle of tender lovemaking sessions. Worse still than her incessant moping, is the fact that she's kind of a bitch too. One night, while being a bitch and storming out on Paul because she's a woman and they don't listen to reason, she gets into a car accident and wakes up dead...
|"You're dead, that's why you're moving around!"|
|"What say you come down in this open grave and we can hug... wait... your parents don't know you're here, do they?"|
|Bea Arthur returns from the grave in After.Life.|
The movie has enough tension and intrigue to keep most people engaged throughout, though it did feel at times like a paint-by-number Thriller. Is Anna alive or dead? Is Liam Neeson a sadistic killer or a tender Ghost Whisperer? I bought into it all, and I'm not upset that I did.
Liam Neeson is always awesome to watch on screen, and he does a good job here of playing both creepy and sweet at the same time. He keeps you guessing. Ricci is a perennial cutie, and one that apparently has little issue with being naked. Fine by us. This isn't her best work, but then again there's not much depth here for her to explore.
The best thing I can say about After.Life is that I wasn't pissed off after watching it. Now, that might not sound like much of a compliment, but trust me, if a movie is truly bad, I tend to feel violated after watching it, and I usually want revenge. This one was a decent little "Ghost" story though, and I'm still not mad at it.
|Armed with only a knife, her wit, and some rock-hard nipples, Anna vows to discover the truth and/or, cut/poke something.|
Christina Ricci is naked in this movie more than she was in Black Snake Moan, and she played a dirty, naked, slut on a chain in that one. Sure, she's a corpse here, but she still looks good sans clothes, even when she's a bit gray...
|Might be worth a cold pack.|
|I guess it's not necrophilia if they ask for it?|
Christina Ricci is a little Hottie, even if she still looks like Wednesday Adams most of the time...