Reviewer's Grade: C-
Over the weekend my movie buddy and I went to see Hereafter with Matt Damon. In a nutshell - very slow movie. Don't go see it at 9:50pm after eating tons of sugar. I did perk up about 9/10 of the way through the movie, however, when I realized that when Matt Damon is in London in the movie he is staying at the COLUMBIA Hotel! If you aren't making the connection - look at the picture and think hard about that. I mean, what are the odds? Out of all of the hotels in London (and I have only been there once) he stays in the same hotel that my dad, sister and I stayed in. I wonder if he tried the porridge.
The sad thing about this movie was that it was kind of trying to be a Sixth Sense, but it was so slow that it fell flat. The other issue is that a good 50% of the movie is in subtitles with the characters speaking French, but it flips back and forth a lot. I had a hard time with reading the subtitles and not missing the nuances of the characters. It's definitely not a "see it again and see what you missed" type of movie. Except I want my dad and sister to see it, of course.