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In synopsis The Sweet Hereafter may sound like a devastatingly unpleasant downer, but don't be discouraged. The real subjects of this luminous picture (adapted by director Atom Egoyan from Russell Banks's novel) are hope and renewal--avoiding the cheap emotions suggested by those clichéd terms. Like other Egoyan films (Exotica, for one), it's an intriguing sort of mystery, a puzzle in which the big picture is not revealed until the very last piece is in place. A metropolitan attorney (Ian Holm) travels to a small British Columbian town where 14 children have been killed in a school bus accident to prepare a class-action suit. With sensitivity and empathy, he approaches relatives with promises that the suit will give focus and closure to their grief. And as he investigates the circumstances of the accident, he not only uncovers a few local secrets, but dredges up some painful pieces of his own past. Slowly, deeper mysteries are revealed--eternal mysteries at the very heart of human nature: Who is to blame for a tragedy like this? And why do people feel such a need to assign blame? Is that how they give meaning to otherwise inconceivable events? How does one reassemble a shattered life? The Sweet Hereafter is too honest to offer bromides, but it shows how a few people struggle, as best they can, to answer these questions for themselves. --Jim EmersonSee all Product Description
I have not seen this Sarah Polley Bruce Greenwood film for years but boy is it worth the upgrade This seperates the true Canadian film/Canadian directors fans; from those who blow... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ken M.
the commentary by russell banks made the movie more interesting and enjoyable. from the sound of the dvd, the director will be patting himself on the back well into his sweet... Read morePublished on May 30 2004
_The Sweet Hereafter_ by Russell Banks and _The Sweet Hereafter_ directed by Ian Holm are somewhat akin, save for the final chapter of the book. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Shaun Lee
I love yellow school buses. The cheap plastic seats that your legs would stick to on the way to summer camp on a hot July morning. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004 by jason gilmour
I can't fathom anyone watching this movie through without being deeply moved, at times disturbed, and shaken to some degree. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Bruce Kendall
I am dissapointed by movies, as a general rule. Few movies, even independent ones, dare to speak about anything but the obvious. Some movies have great acting and visual style. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by Francois Tremblay
Atom Egoyan basically shows you the lives of the people that were struck down from a horrible accident, the accident being the most shocking and disturbing part in the movie when a... Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by Michael Bolts
The Sweet Hereafter is one of the most beautiful movies ever made. After watching it several times the past six years I understand it was about reconciliation, and forgiveness,... Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by Mike Filby