Remove ads

Information

Year
2019
Runtime
30 min.
Director
-
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
0
Checks
450
Favs
57
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
12.7% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
57:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It shouldn't work, but Ricky Gervais' comedy about grief, After Life, is a powerful (and most importantly, truthful) piece on the subject. Over three seasons, I had a couple of real, extended belly laughs, but it's the heaving sobs I'll remember most. Maybe you don't want that feeling when you're watching a sitcom, I get it, and some viewers may even find it repetitive and want Tony to snap out of it, but it feels very real that he doesn't, and that his progress dealing with his wife's death is so incremental. There's an element of self-loathing I have found in grief that rings very true here and motivates Tony's misbehavior, but the way out is through random acts of kindness for him, which I found deeply touching. It's also hard not to fall in love with his marriage's bubbly chemistry, revealed through home video footage. The third season lost a couple of positive lights in Tony's life, and I missed them, especially since Gervais kind of lost focus by concentrating on some of his trademark cringy characters instead. Still, he didn't lose Penelope Wilton who is, for me, one of the most touching performers in the universe, so it's all good. And if early episodes of Season 3 disappointed, the last couple really brought it home, ending the series on a beautiful lyrical note. Dark, yes, but in the dark there's hope. 2 years 5 months ago
  2. airi86ja's avatar

    airi86ja

    enjoyed watching it so much!
    healthy amount of british humour
    4 years 11 months ago
  3. Jace Lightner's avatar

    Jace Lightner

    A phenomenal first season (And I'm assuming last season). So funny but more importantly, has an everlasting message. And if there is an afterlife, it would be a message that would resonate there as well.

    Ricky Gervais is very easy to relate to because he is who he is on screen and off screen (it seems). there were countless funny moments but the humor was relevant and essentially there was a lesson there somewhere (both direct messages and messages that needed more thinking about)

    Questions of morality are wonderfully explored.

    DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED
    5 years 3 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. scrsparkz checked this movie 3 days 1 hour ago
See more activity

In 0 official lists

View all lists this movie is in