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.


The most recent home video release of this movie is March 15, 2011. Here are some details…

Heareafter releases to DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011.

Hereafter (DVD) offers:

- Focus Points (Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon lead a journey into Hereafter to explore the world of skeptics, psychics and mediums, and the possibility of life after death.)

- Tsunami! Recreating a Disaster

- Hereafter’s Locations - Casting the Silent Characters

Hereafter (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) includes all of the above plus:

- More Focus Points:

- Is There Life After Death?

- Clint on Casting - Delving into the Hereafter

- Twin Bonding

- French Speaking French

- Why The White Light?

- The Eastwood Experience

- The Eastwood Factor (90 minute documentary in HD)

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Matt Damon may be best known for his role as CIA operative Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. He previously worked with Director Clint Eastwood and was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the captain of the South African national rugby team in Invictus. The examination of near death experiences appears to be a departure from his regular subjects for this movie’s writer Peter Morgan, whose previous films include among others The Queen, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Damned United and Frost/Nixon.

Loss and grief also affect the characters in the movies Dragonfly, Charlie St. Cloud and Bright Star.