The Sweet Hereafter Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1051

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 63

Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/1997

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Atom Egoyan

Actors: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus, Gabrielle Rose, Alberta Watson

Plot: Set in a small northern village, a story which focuses on how one community plunges into tragedy when its school bus crashes into a lake, claiming the lives of more than a dozen of the town's children.

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

A haunting drama about parental grieving commendable for its nonlinear narrative told through flashbacks.

Rating of
2/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/14/2011

A good film

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/26/2011

An incredible and multilayered film and, really, the only Atom Egoyan (a director who i think directs in excess) I enjoy. It is a poignant and thought-provoking portrait of grief and loss and I think the way Ian Holm's character's storyline contrasted and intersected with the town's grieving process was absolutely brilliant. Add in the symbolism of the Pied Piper narration and you have a movie that can be rewatched and dissected on so many levels, as well as one that connects with you emotionally.

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