Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that After.Life -- a psychological horror film that's more depressing than it is scary -- features a female character who is nude or wearing a negligee throughout much of the film. She is also supposed to be dead, even though she's conscious, and is under the control of a creepy male undertaker who seems to drug her into submission. The movie explores death extensively and doesn't offer much in the way of hope or positive characters. It features a great deal of swearing (including "asshole," "s--t" and "f--k,"), drinking and drugs (including driving while intoxicated), and general, simmering anger. Also, an adult hits a child across the face in anger.
Anna appears naked often in this movie, but mostly as a "corpse" in the basement of a funeral parlor. When she's not naked, she wears a sexy red negligee. She appears naked in the shower twice, once in silhouette, and once as part of a gory nightmare. In one scene, she and her boyfriend Paul have passionless, troubled sex in bed, with a glimpse of Anna's breasts.
Aside from some verbal assaults, some blood, and some mild car crashes, the movie has a very strong, negative mood of death, with images of dead bodies and decay, as well as some ghosts and gory visions. Anna wields a pair of scissors as a potential weapon, but does not use them. Worst of all, a grown-up strikes an 11-year-old child across the face.
We hear strong language throughout, including multiple uses of "f--k" and "s--t." There is also "jack off" (used as an insult), "God," (as an exclamation), "Goddamn," "asshole," "hell," and "piss."
The movie attempts a message about learning to live and appreciate one's life, but it's at once too simplistic and too muddled. Characters say how they want to be happy or want to find love, but no one seems to know how to accomplish these things.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Anna pops prescription pills, and Paul drinks (wine and whiskey) to overindulgence when upset. They both drink and drive. Eliot Deacon gives Anna several injections to "relax her muscles."