Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep play a couple going through a parents' nightmare: Their son (Edward Furlong) is accused of murdering a local girl. What's worse, he's gone into hiding, seeming to lend credence to the charges. Neeson, as a passionate, intuitive artist, tries to take matters into his own hands; when he finds what appear to be blood-stained clothes in the kid's car, he cleans the whole thing up and winds up destroying evidence, making matters increasingly worse. Before and After is a solid if stolid drama, with a strong, controlled performance by Streep as the worried wife and mother, while Neeson comes off as overwrought playing the controlling father. Given the subject matter and the presence of director Barbet Schroeder, this movie should be a lot more interesting than it is. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Two of Hollywood's brightest stars, Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Liam Neeson (The Chronicles of Narnia, Schindler's List), deliver spellbinding performances in this riveting, suspense-filled thriller! A small, close-knit community is rocked by a shocking murder ... and the only suspect is the teenage son of a respected local family. Suddenly, Dr. Carolyn Ryan (Streep) and her husband Ben (Neeson) are faced with a gut-wrenching dilemma: Whether to risk everything on their son's innocence...or protect him from his possible guilt! Devastating yet powerfully entertaining - you're sure to agree with critics everywhere who found Before And After thrilling from beginning to end! --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
I thought it was pretty good Not surrising the parents acted like they did and yes I did reccommend it to othersPublished on May 4 2013 by paulett sarome
Before the movie or the book, this really happened - details were merely changed. My brother did what he did and my parents and I are still dealing with it. Read morePublished on July 29 2008 by Breila of Caer Rhudd Glain
The great shame of this movie is that it veered so terribly from the premise of the novel.
Brown's novel was so gripping and emotionally difficult precisely because Jacob did... Read more
This is a film that had a great premise going for it and, consequently, should have filled the screen with some semblance of suspense and drama. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by lawyeraau
With a great cast, a storyline that could have been developed into something of more interest (and which could have permitted its protagonists to show their true acting potential),... Read morePublished on June 21 2003 by JC Vera
This is one of those films that actually had a decent concept and a good cast, but somehow lost its way on the road to the cineplex. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2002 by Sarah Hadley
After their son is implicated in the murder of his girlfriend, parents Streep and Neeson disagree on what course of action to take. Read morePublished on July 13 2002 by Mr. B. G. Fowler
When a Married Couple (Two-Time Oscar-Winner:Meryl Streep & Liam Neeson) discover that thier teenage son (Edward Furlong), who may have murder or accidentely murder his girlfriend. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2002 by Christian Pelchat