DVD: Hereafter (15)


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Clint Eastwood's wonderfully crafted supernatural drama follows the lives of three people touched by death.

The film is split into several strands that only intersect towards the end. The first revolves around a journalist who has a near-death experience; the second is about a boy whose twin is killed; and the third focuses on a man with the ability to speak to the dead. Matt Damon and the rest of the (relatively unknown) cast give strong performances, particularly Frankie McLaren and George McLaren who share the twin brother roles. The narrative structure, meanwhile, presents viewers with three distinct stories that weave beautifully together.