It's a Wonderful Afterlife
It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Shaun of the Dead meet in this charming and fun comedy romp about an Indian mother taking her obsession with marriage into frighteningly funny territory. Mrs Sethi, a widow, can't bear the thought of her… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 8, 2010
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

You don't see that many supernatural serial-killer romantic comedies.

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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly

Every gag is smothered by the prevailing tone of labored zaniness and generic, plucky "mischief music" alerting discerning viewers to abandon all hope of laughter.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Chadha's recipe for the film appears to be: kooky comic supporting characters, crime, romance and essence of Ealing, together with big chunks of other films. Shame, then, that the result is a bit of a hash; more of a lumpy mish-mash than a tasty masala.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

It's a Wonderful Afterlife may be a busy trifle, but it has its good-natured charms and agreeable gross-outs.

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Justin Chang
Variety

Broad enough to drive a truckload of samosas through, yet achieving the miracle of genuine silliness only through Sally Hawkins' turn as a daffy psychic, this gluttonous ghost story should appeal to Chadha's loyal customers.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

I found myself laughing more at badly composed scenes, lame make-up, and poor performances than at the humour.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Its comic premise seems too silly, and at times, too tedious, to hope for much cross-cultural appeal, despite a fine, committed cast.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Chadha and her team, with their TV-sitcom color palette and quick comic pacing, clearly aren't shooting for plausibility, and audiences in search of a few easy laughs won't be disappointed.

Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

A refreshingly spry romantic comedy that never loses sight of the fact that levity and love, even against the darkest and most unlikely of backdrops, always prevail.

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Gordon A
Harmless fluff which makes little sense and is even less believable but has the ever wonderful Sally Hawkins to light up her scenes, especially a fun… More