It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)



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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 daughter being alone and unhappy. Okay, she's a little plump and opinionated...but she would make a great wife for some lucky man, if only she were given a chance. When Mrs Sethi can no longer stomach the rudeness of families who refuse her daughter, she takes … More

Rating: PG-13 (for drug content and comic violent images)
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
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as Mrs. Sethi

as D.S. Murthy

as Curry Man

as Kebab Woman

as Mrs. Goldman

as D.I. Smythe
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Critic Reviews for It's a Wonderful Afterlife

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

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

Full Review… | October 8, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 8, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 7, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

July 6, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 7, 2010
L.A. Weekly
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Audience Reviews for It's a Wonderful Afterlife


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 'Carrie' spoof.

Gordon A

Super Reviewer

serial-murderer in the form of an overconcerned Londoner Punjabi mom over her daughter's scorned prospects. Hilarious if you're in the mood for such nuttery. The menagerie of ghosts are too funny!

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