Sachi, Yoshino and Chika are three sisters living together in the house of their grandmother's in Kamakura. All respectable working women who are facing a family tragedy. They also have a 13-year-old half sister named Suzu with whom they share a father, but after his passing they re-unite in Yamagata for his funeral. Suzu is left with her stepmother, her real mother having previously died, but she gets the chance to stay with her family when Sachi offers her a place to stay in Kamakura, turning the sister trio into a quad. Suzu wastes no time in agreeing to this proposition, even if it means leaving her friends in junior high school.
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Sounds interesting... but it ain't. After Life is so boring despite its intriguing possibilities, mainly because the bulk of the film involves these angel-types figuring out how best to make short films re-enacting these fond memories. Say what? Baffling doesn't equal fascinating, guys.
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