After the Life: Trilogy 3
After the Life: Trilogy 3 (2002)

After Life is the third film in Lucas Belvaux's ambitious Trilogy, following On the Run, a thriller, and An Amazing Couple, a romantic comedy. After Life features the same characters as the other two films and happens over the same time… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

While it functions independently as a sad, ultimately moving portrait of a deeply codependent couple, the film also emerges as the most richly resonant of The Trilogy.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

If I had to recommend just one film out of the three, it would be this one.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

If On the Run is the most riveting and shocking of the three, and An Amazing Couple the funniest and most engaging, After the Life is the most touching and dramatic.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The Trilogy's amazing partnership is Agnès and Pascal's. With After the Life's tango of enabler and addict, Belvaux finally delivers emotional resonance.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Works well on its own, but it makes the other two films better still by filling in their gaps and thus making the overall series a good deal more interesting.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

[Blanc's] performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in Days of Wine and Roses.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

If you have committed to the entire project ... this chapter leaves you not only with a sense of completion but of an ascension to a hard-won grace.

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E! Online

It's enjoyably messy, melodramatic entertainment.

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