The Sweet Hereafter1997
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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as Mitchell Stephens
as Nicole Burnell
as Billy Ansell
as Sam Burnell
as Wanda Otto
as Risa Walker
as Dolores Driscoll
as Wendell Walker
as Mary Burnell
as Hartley Otto
as Abbott Driscoll
as Zoe Stephens
as Wanda Otto
as Young Zoe
as Young Mitchell
as Dr. Robeson
Critic Reviews for The Sweet Hereafter
There's a mesmerizing clarity to The Sweet Hereafter': you're moved by it, but you never feel the filmmaker is milking your emotions.
That's the true power of Egoyan's film - how in shuffling the chronological deck, we see what once was in this town, both in its light and its darkness, and how none of it will ever be the same, no matter what Mitchell Stevens says.
...Egoyan looks at the essence of guilt and the complexity of human relationships in all their rich variety.
Though this is Egoyan's first adaptation, The Sweet Hereafter could serve as a model for how to do it right.
Audience Reviews for The Sweet Hereafter
A smart moral and sociological exploration, much more subtle than I've come to expect from Atom Egoyan, but I suppose I wanted more...it's pretty bland visually. It doesn't read low-budget by any means, but it sure as hell looks like it.
Quiet and solemn this work by Atom Egoyan is so beautiful and moving that I found myself gasping as the roots of a small town are ripped asunder by an unfortunate accident. Must see.
The Sweet Hereafter is exquisite. Innocent, mysterious, prescient, nervy, calm - I love the whole concept of examining a town in the aftershocks of a tragedy; it's like exposing the bone and sinew of a body and running your fingers through the skeleton that remains.
The Sweet Hereafter Quotes
|Dolores Driscoll:||"I wasn't driving anymore, the bus was like this huge wave about to break over us. Bear Otto, the Lampston kids, the Hamiltons, the Prescott, the teenage boys and girls from Bartlett Hill Rd, Pete, Suzy, Laura, Rick, Sean Walker, Nocole Burnell, Billy Ansel's twins, Jessica and Mason. All the children of my town."|
|Dolores Driscoll:||I wasn't driving anymore, the bus was like this huge wave about to break over us. Bear Otto, the Lampston kids, the Hamiltons, the Prescott, the teenage boys and girls from Bartlett Hill Rd, Pete, Suzy, Laura, Rick, Sean Walker, Nocole Burnell, Billy Ansel's twins, Jessica and Mason. All the children of my town.|
|Nicole Burnell:||We're all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter. Where waters gushed and fruit trees grew, and flowers put forth a fairer hue, and everything was strange and new.|
|Mitchell Stephens:||Something's happening that's taking our children away.|
|Mitchell Stephens:||Well, enough rage and helplessness and your love turns to something else.|