After movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Surprisingly, the sexual content is just occasional. But that doesn’t mean After isn’t slow, dramatic and average which it is. Most young teens will be appropriate audiences for this romantic drama.


Tessa Young is a dedicated young student, a dutiful daughter and a loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, who is entering her first semester of college. When she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and secretive guy who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself, she ends up falling in love.

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Movie details

Director: Jenny Gage
Cast: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Inanna Sarkis, Shane Paul McGhie, Pia Mia,  Dylan Arnold
Writer: Susan McMartin, Tamara Chestna, Jenny Gage
Release Date (Australia): 6 June 2019 
Runtime: 105 minutes/1h 45m
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

There is thematic material relating to infidelity and relationship disputes.

Violence (G)

Brief punching violence.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film features very infrequent mild language including a use of the words “s**t”, “hell” and a mouthed use of “f**k”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains infrequent depictions of vaping and a reference to weed.

Sex (M)

The film features occasional sex scenes which contain moaning, thrusting and passionate kissing.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sexual content and some college partying)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Characters meet – get to know each other – immediately get sexual… That’s what makes After a predictable and average romance/drama. Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin star in this college drama as well-acted but incredibly unlikeable characters. And like most of these disappointing teen romance films today, they go through dramatic issues throughout their relationship and deal with peer pressure.

Not only are the characters super average, but the story is completely predictable. There are plenty of fully expected and obvious turns. However, the music is actually pretty decent and the film is well-produced. Audiences getting started on romance movies may find this movie “hitting-the-spot”, but most will find the film boring and should spend their money on something else… almost anything else…

Therefore, it’s easy to say or just believe that the books were much better. After would be a decent recommendation to teen fans of romantic college dramas, but to others this film is a terrible waste of time (which it is).

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