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  1. Robert Crawford

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    This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Hereafter". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

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    so for anyone that has seen this, did Matt Damon's character


    lose his psychic abilities once he found his true love? That's what I got out of the ending.
     
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    I didn't make that jump with the ending, but he did view his future with this woman.







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    That's what I got out of it too. Since they don't specifically say, I think it's fair for people to interpet it however they want though.


    Overall, this was a very solid movie and you might see it in Oscar contention at the end of the year.
     
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    Which is exactly what Eastwood would probably want to happen as a director/story teller. I just think they both found in each other, a person that could understand and accept the other person's experiences. With him, his curse as he calls it and with her, the near death experience.
     
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    I haven't seen this yet, but I liked Bill Martell's one-line review:


     
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    Where can one read the rest of Bill Martell's review?
     
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    That was it! A "one-line review."


    His website is www.scriptsecrets.net.
     
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    I thought the premonition was interesting. Marie was essentially "made for George" after her near death experience, which seemed to quell whatever anguish George goes through when he connects with the afterlife. Since she's already had her taste of it, and does not fear it, there is no anxiety that gets passed on to George as it does with others. I wish there had been a little more set up to that moment though, as what we'd seen of George's psychic moments up to then was very different, with no indication that he could foresee his own future. Perhaps if he'd had such a moment with Melanie, rather than the overlong flirting / foreplay session in cooking class.


    As someone who likes ambiguity and is more of a skeptic, I didn't like the well-wrapped ending, but understand that it's pretty consistent with the rest of the film. I didn't think it was necessary for George to end up with Marie. In fact I was sort of hoping Melanie would come back somehow, as it seemed like an awful lot of time to spend with a likable character just to say, "George's life sucks hard."
     

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