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It was either this or Paranormal Activity 2. When I first heard of "Hereafter" I had some interest, but not nearly as much as when I learned the Clint Eastwood directed. He has had a string of several very, very good movies and I was hoping to be surprised.
Great acting and interesting theme, which we have seen before. The problem with Hereafter was the pacing. It had some real potential, but it just kind of fizzed and didn't truly exploit Damon's character's gift. If anything it was more of a story about how people struggle with the loss of loved ones, and the confusion, frustration and sadness that death brings, more than about how a gifted person could bring comfort to those mourning. (although the first reading was this way).
If you insist on seeing it, do so as a rental.