Picture from Hereafter
Overall B

Death may be an inevitable destination for all, but how we deal with grief is an individual journey. In Hereafter, an American psychic (Matt Damon), a French journalist (Cécile De France) and a London schoolboy are each seeking a better understanding of life and loss. And their pathways are about to converge in an unexpected way.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity C
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language.

Talk to your kids about…


Why does Marie’s boyfriend and coworker (Thierry Neuvic) appear to be uncomfortable about her interest in the afterlife? Why do the book publishers seem to have the same reactions? Why is death often an uncomfortable subject to approach?

How are psychics portrayed in this film? Do you believe in their abilities? Why do people often employ them?

George believes that it is often better to hold some things back in a relationship. Why does he feel that way? With his abilities, could he ever have such an association with another person? What kinds of things would you want to know about someone before becoming involved with him or her?