Watch: After We Leave 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – After We Leave is a sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, whom he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to immigrate to an off-world colony expires..
Plot: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
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|4.3/10 Votes: 426
|83% | RottenTomatoes
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|N/A Votes: 24 Popularity: 14.667 | TMDB
Sci-fi != rockets. Sci-Fi = new situations. If you can take the same story and put it in another setting and nothing really changes then it’s not Sci-Fi, it’s just a drama. That it happens to take place with some futuristic elements is not enough to call it Sci-Fi
All we really get from this is a drama about a guy looking for his wife with a hard deadline to find her. The setting is mostly superfluous. I bring that up because putting it in a Sci-Fi dressing sets some expectations that there will be something new added to the world. What if robots became sentient. What if an AI declared war on the world. What if everyone had 24/7 video cameras in their eyes. What if AR was so real it caused PTSD, What if time travel was actually possible, etc…
This movie doesn’t really add a strong enough “what if” to be sci-fi so when all is said and done it’s a mostly mediocre drama about a guy that for some reason left his wife but now wants to find her and the only person that knows where she is is someone he screwed over previously and mostly wants to see him suffer/die.
The only things we get from the “what if” are a dead line and a reason to need his wife even if he doesn’t care about her. He may or may not care about her but he needs her regardless. Those situations already exist in the real world. For example visas expire. I know several friends that had to move back to their home country even though they didn’t want to leave, because their visa expired. They desperately tried to find a new job (job = visa sponsor) before their deadline, failed and had to leave. Needing a spouse for a visa is also a real world issue.
Basically this is not a Sci-Fi movie but because it’s dressed as one it only disappoints those mis-lead by the setting. Remove the setting and not much changes.
I think the ending is not such a bad idea though I can see how in the end it’s unstatifying and that the build up to get there doesn’t make it worth while.
Like Watching Someone Take Your Favorite Food, Drop In The Dirt, and Step On it. Twice.
The subject of this review says it all.
Being a sci-fi fan and watching this movie is like watching somebody take your favorite food, bring it to you, then while you watch, they drop it in the dirt and proceed to step on it. Then they look at your incredulous face and step on it again.
The premise of the movie is a great one, and it opened my eyes to the idea that maybe, just maybe, becoming a multi-planet species when we so desperately need to might be really bad for a lot of people. Wow, I never looked at that perspective.
Then that great revelation is followed, drawn out, slowly, maybe a bit more slowly than it could have been, but that’s OK. I can follow long stories.
But, the last half of the movie is crapping on that premise, that idea, over and over again. Then it looks like somehow it won’t end so badly — wait, did I miss something?
No, that’s the part where the movie-maker is looking at the hope in your eyes before they step on your food a second time while it’s lying in the dirt. And you’re left wondering, “why was that even necessary???”
The movie-maker skillfully takes you right up to the end thinking he’s crafted something that was worth 85 minutes (no, really 79 minutes, because the end credits run a solid 6 minutes) of your time before showing you he never gave a crap in the first place.
All I can say is, WOW, well played, sir! You got exactly $0 of my money and a guarantee that I will commit your name to memory for the rest of my life so I can make sure I never pay for anything you make.
Absolutely brilliant career move, the making of this movie…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Aleem Hossain
Writer Aleem Hossain
Actors Brian Silverman, Joe Sachem, Gabrielle Gumbs
Country United States
Awards 4 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Canon 7D
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A