After this, Anna wakes up and realizes she has been buried alive. At the funeral, Paul places the engagement ring he intended to give her the night of the crash on her finger. But in the end she too chickens out from giving life a chance. The film presents fact-based pragmatic arguments for change with an emotionally affecting visual representation to reach the broadest possible audience. Life fails to deliver enough twists or thrills to sustain its creepy atmosphere. Paul panics and begins to head over to the cemetery.
The woman who should be dead speaks, and the mortician calmly responds to her. Just like the famous rabbit-or-duck illusion, every time you sway in one direction, you find details in the plot to sway back in the other. Middle school teacher Anna Taylor attends the funeral of her piano teacher where she meets Eliot. Later, a mannequin wearing a red slip reminds Paul that Anna was wearing that the morning of the accident. While there are some very scary moments and surreal glimpses of the beyond, the tone of the movie is more one of steadily mounting apprehension and dread. Michos Director of Photography Crew Damian Achilles Stunts Crew Myra 'Dakota' Bown Stunts.
Paul begins to think that Anna is alive and tries to confront Eliot, but with no success. One of Anna's students sees her and alerts Paul, who begins to suspect she is still alive. Driving under the influence of alcohol, Paul rushes to the cemetery. So why the long route you ask? It was a powerful idea to me. Eliot offers Anna a last chance. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side. Eliot has arranged this funeral.
Oh, and Jack is in on this kill too. Eliot takes a long pipe and stabs Paul, killing him. Eliot has convinced Jack that he needs to bury the beings that are incapable of living. We need to ponder the lessons of these lives to avoid the waste of recidivism and understand how we can partner with the once-incarcerated and gain their talents and acquired wisdom to contribute to more resilient and peaceful communities that benefit us all. In the rain, she drives and is extremely distracted. But the more he investigates her death, the more they question his sanity. Life plays like an arty independent production with a Hollywood budget.
Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. I always had this image in my head of a woman on a slab and a mortician standing over her. Eliot injects her one last time and she slips into unconsciousness. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn't believe she's dead, despite the funeral director's reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. He becomes a fly in the pickling balm when he insists upon clinging to the outrageous assertion that Anna is not really dead. That night Anna argues with her boyfriend Paul at a restaurant. Young couple Paul Justin Long and Anna Christina Ricci are toying with the prospect of marriage when they have a chance encounter with Eliot Liam Neeson , a mysterious undertaker who claims he can speak with the dead.
As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side. The boy accepts and is later seen burying a living chick in a box. Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Billed as a horror film, it is really a mystery-suspense. Paul is dazed, confused and filled with guilt.
He offers her to get up and walk out. Eliot is really giving that chance to Anna, but is disappointed because she chooses death. The accident is not shown. The concept behind the story is very cool but the execution is definitely what made the film. . The chick might be clinically alive but is somehow unwilling to heal and get better. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Box Office This website does not own, host or upload any videos.
The film stars Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci and Justin Long. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for. On the other, hand there are enough clues that point in the direction that Eliot is simply lying, and that he cannot talk to the dead. Eliot can now go back to what he does best.
Fitzgibbons Costume Supervisor Crew Hope Ardizzone Scenic Artist Crew Paul James Hecker Scenic Artist Crew Renee Kildow Scenic Artist Crew Phillip Schneider Scenic Artist Crew John Stachowicz Scenic Artist Crew William Valentin Scenic Artist Art Ann McKinnon Art Department Coordinator Crew Stuart Auld Scenic Artist Art Thomas A. He decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. Because she looks pretty darn hot for a dead gal. This suggests that Eliot was driving and honking behind her. That is a fairly strong assumption to how Anna lands up alive at his funeral home, but proclaimed medically dead. Paul desperately tries to convince the local Police Chief Josh Charles that Anna's alive.