Posted on 4/18/11 06:24 PM
This movie tests my patience and insults my intelligence (well what little of it I have left).
(Spoiler alert for beginning of the movie but seriously not a big deal...just read it anyway)
The movie begins with a women shopping downtown on some tropical island and whoosh a big Tsunami comes hurling through the streets. The woman becomes overcome by the wave, some how makes her way to the surface, avoids buildings and debris, somehow grabs on to a tree and BAM gets hit with a car on the back of her head. She dies in the water and has a brief pathetic hereafter vision. Oh, the ridiculousness doesn't stop there! A scene later, she is being given CPR by some guy and holy jumping beans....she miraculously comes back to life! If I was watching this in the movie theater, I'm certain I would have walked out at that moment. That scene pretty much pissed me off. Director/Producer Clint Eastwood....SHAME ON YOU!
Okay, so some how I keep watching this movie and as it drags on and on I can only think that I would rather be having my own near death experience and witnessing a real hereafter (of course come back and tell Clint Eastwood how it really is). Anyway, the movie had so much potential... there were three stories that intertwined and for the most part they were touching (except for Matt Damon's character, George...he was just boring and SO not interesting). I wanted to reach in, choke George and put us both out of misery. He played this guy who ultimately didn't want to use his psychic powers because it always ruined his love life. He then meets a girl, does a reading on her after warning her it will ruin their "almost getting started" relationship and of course she goes running out of his apartment crying, never to be seen again. So dumb!
Avoid this lamefest and go see a bonafide psychic instead. The real deal psychic has to be more interesting than this movie that showed more drama-laced-sappy scenes than an actual hereafter. There were only a few "hereafter" scenes and each one lasted only a few seconds...they showed either blurry people or a flash of a person. So dumb! I'd like to think that the real hereafter will have big IMAX theaters playing only movies I will LOVE!