In Clint Eastwood's latest directorial outing, Matt Damon is George Lonegan, a former professional psychic turned working-class everyman living in San Francisco. Paris television journalist Marie LeLay (Cécile De France) has started to have visions of the afterlife, and it's getting in the way of her career. In London, young Marcus has lost his twin brother Jason and his junkie mom is giving him up to the foster system. It's disappointing when the puzzle pieces conveniently and inevitably intersect, but for most of the run time Hereafter
has a pleasant gangly feel. And while it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the guy who played Dirty Harry, Eastwood adds a human touch, as well as his unique stamp, to a spotty, peculiar, and occasionally beguiling film.