It's A Wonderful Afterlife

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  • Comedy
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Two years ago, a British film called ‘Three and Out’ asked us to sympathise with a tube driver on the search for suicides to aid his retirement plans. With Gurinder Chadha’s amateurish and awkward latest, a similar ‘big ask’ applies. Set among the lower-middle-class Asian communityof  Southall, it sees Shabana Azmi as the apparently benevolent Mrs Sethi, a widow desperate for her slightly tubby daughter (Goldy Notay) to tie the knot. As the knock-backs mount up so do the corpses, as Mrs Sethi tracks down and kills all those who rebuff her marriage requests, only for her victims to return as slapstick apparitions. Despite sympathetic performances from the two leads, the idea of producing a one-for-the-mums romcom dashed with brutal slayings and trashy gore is baffling. Sally Hawkins provides light relief as The Dippy Best Friend whose story culminates in a spurious ‘Carrie’ reference, but otherwise, pickings are slim.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Wednesday April 21 2010
Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Jamie Sives
Steve Morphew
Mark Addy
Sendhil Ramamurthy
Ray Panthaki

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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Jamie

Most of the comments have put me off ever going to see this movie. No constuctive criticism whatsoever.

Jamie

Most of the comments have put me off ever going to see this movie. No constuctive criticism whatsoever.

Gemini

The film is rubbish a waste of time. If your watching this because Bend It Like Beckham was awesome then let me tell you..don't waste your money...!!!!!!! Gurinder what were you thinking of..?

Gemini

The film is rubbish a waste of time. If your watching this because Bend It Like Beckham was awesome then let me tell you..don't waste your money...!!!!!!! Gurinder what were you thinking of..?

Sanjeev Bhaskar

What a piece of rubbish. That Gurinder Chadha fluked bend it like Beckham. This film is a mess and has ruined my career. A few years ago I was celebrated on Goodness Gracious Me; now I'm playing Roger the Splodger on Grandpa in my pocket! Life sucks - just like ths film! Bah, humbug!

Sanjeev Bhaskar

What a piece of rubbish. That Gurinder Chadha fluked bend it like Beckham. This film is a mess and has ruined my career. A few years ago I was celebrated on Goodness Gracious Me; now I'm playing Roger the Splodger on Grandpa in my pocket! Life sucks - just like ths film! Bah, humbug!

RB

Not bad. Bit of humour, bit of emotion, bit of comedy. Wasnt as good as i was expecting. Preferred bend it like beckham.

RB

Not bad. Bit of humour, bit of emotion, bit of comedy. Wasnt as good as i was expecting. Preferred bend it like beckham.