After We Collided movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Just like the first film, this unoriginal and average romance-drama’s plot is boring. But there’s lots more strong sex, language and even some violence — and it weakens the story.


As Tessa finds herself struggling in her troubled relationship with Hardin, she faces a dilemma that could change their lives forever.

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Movie details

Director: Roger Kumble
Cast: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Dylan Sprouse, Shane Paul McGhie, Candice King, Khadijha Red Thunder, Inanna Sarkis
Writer: Anna Todd, Mario Celaya
Release Date (Australia): 10 September 2020
Runtime: 105 minutes/1h 45m
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains themes of alcoholism and trauma.

Violence (M)

There are brief flashback scenes in which a woman is assaulted by several men while the incident is witnessed by her young son.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasionally aggressive “f**k” language, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “bitch”, “whore”, “ass” and “wanker”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film features very brief bong use and verbal drug references that are mild in impact.

Nudity (PG)

A man’s buttocks are depicted in a sexual context.

Sex (M)

The film contains use of the word “f**k” in a sexual context, in addition to several brief sex scenes in which a man and a woman are shown thrusting and moaning.

mpaa rating

R (for sexual content, language throughout and some drug material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

In case it wasn’t implied to you, the sequel to After is heavily weakened by the amount of sexual content and language. Plus the story isn’t even near as compelling as the first, but still manages to coat us with its immaturely dramatic issues.

Firstly, the characters fighting for their toxic relationship is just a terrible idea, whether it’s real or fictional. Tessa and Hardin are unlikeable characters who are frequently arguing, making out and making love, which just honestly gets people thinking: What is this film even supposed to be? The romance is completely immature and the whole plot is unrealistic. And even if After We Collided was a good story, it would still be ruined by the amount of explicit material.

Now, the terribly-written script would probably have to be the most noticeable thing about this romantic sequel. Anna Todd and Mario Celaya rely on overstated voiceovers, ridiculous themes and swearing, which is disappointing considering that the first film wasn’t as strong when it came to that unnecessary content. 

After We Collided’s pace is slow and that’s why it scores a bad review. There are so many ways to describe this teen romance film: immature, dramatic, boring, pointless, explicit and completely toxic.

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