Casts: Victoria Justice, Midori Francis, Robynn Scott
Released Date (Streaming): 2 September 2021
Storyline: The story follows Cassie, a carefree event planner who lives life to the fullest. However, after dying from a freak accident just before her 25th birthday, she begins to realize there is more to life than she originally thought. As she tries to gain access to The Above, she must take care of her unfinished business on Earth, which includes making peace with her former BFF Lisa, her grief-stricken father, and her estranged mother.
Despite being a comedy, the film is packed with emotional moments as Cassie slowly comes to terms with her sudden death. While it’s hard for her to grapple with the fact that she’s dead, it’s even harder for her to watch the people she left behind to try to go on with their lives. Her father is a shell of his former self as he has given up on his passions, her best friend is playing things safe in her love life and career, and her mother is quietly dealing with the guilt of never making things right with her daughter before her death.
Thumbs up: The message is totally clear, Afterlife communicates the fact how loss can be difficult especially during the first year. The movie is actually really good and can make you tear up.
Thumbs down: Didn’t grab the opportunity to live up to the potential that it has.
It’s a feel-good movie that you would love to watch or add to your list.
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