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Dome Pondering Movie Review: The After (2023)


What is it about?

In a short film, a grieving man confronts his past when he comes face-to-face with a passenger. 

Who is in it?

David Oyelowo - Dayo

Jessica Plummer - Amanda

Amelie Dokubo - Laura 

Favorite Scene:

It's an extremely short film, so...the final few moments. 

Favorite Quote: 

None. (not much dialogue)

Review:

This eighteen-minute masterpiece is amazing. You're absolutely taken on this ride of emotions that ultimately leaves you with a great realization of questioning what we value in life. 

The lead character, in eighteen minutes, is powerful. His grief is carried through the film, exploding at the end. It very much leaves the viewer with so many questions - what was his life before the tragedy? What was his life after that moment? Did he ever reconnect with that family? Did he rediscover happiness? 

Again, a very, VERY, powerful eighteen minutes that will jolt the heart, mind, and soul about life, what is important, and what we overvalue in its place. 

Grade: 4/5

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