If you are like me and enjoy a good movie as a form of cultural entertainment, make a point to watch the movie: Hereafter, whose second meaning means (usually preceded by the) life after death, the future. It could be literally translated into Portuguese as Vida Após a Morte ou O Futuro, but whose adapted version, for marketing purposes, is Além da Vida.
The movie is starred by Matt Damon,
the main character, and a more mature actor today – this is visibly shown in his performance, who lives the predicament of being in the midst of what he calls a curse and a spiritual gift and Cecile de France,
who plays a successful French journalist who, after a near death experience and afterlife, changes her beliefs and takes a different path in life.
He is actually a psychic who resisted the temptation to make a living out of such an ordeal in his life, since most of his readings were about dead people or painful human experiences.
The beauty of the movie is also the brilliant combination of two languages – my favorite ones, for that matter: English and French, as well as the blending and contrast of three different wonderful cities and cultures: San Francisco, London, and Paris.
Clint Eastwood, writer and director of the movie, had also the presence of spirit to connect three completely different lives in a drama that revolves around the uncertainty of what this life is all about through the gift and dilemma lived by Matt Damon´s character and what really happens afterwards.
Furthermore, Clint managed to portray with such magnitude what the real effects of Tsunami must be like through the wonderful special effects shown at the very beginning of the movie. Its unprecedent and coveted breathtaking scenes will definitely keep you glued to the big screen in awe and, why not say, appalled with how desvasting a tragedy like this can be.
Also, it´s an opportunity for you to reflect upon your convictions in this regards, as the story puts you in perspective with your deepest spiritual beliefs or lack of them.
I recommend as a great form of entertainment and a good excuse for you to improve your English as well. 😉
Feel free to write whatever comments about this article, either in English or Portuguese.
Now, time to buy some popcorn and enjoy this great movie! Watch it and let me know your opinion about it, will you?
See you next time!