Before and After (Blu-Ray)

Directed By: Barbet Schroeder Starring: Meryl Streep

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Product Overview


Studio Digital 1 Stop
SKU 230235095
UPC 683904630865
UPC 14 00683904630865
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/15/2012
Rating Rating
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The idyllic life of Carolyn and Ben Ryan (Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson) is shattered in an instant when the girlfriend of their teenage son, Jacob (Edward Furlong), is found brutally murdered. Jacob was the last person to see her alive, and he quickly becomes the prime suspect in the case. Worse yet, Jacob has disappeared, rendering himself a fugitive and leaving his shocked parents to try to piece together the mysterious puzzle amidst a maelstrom of angry townspeople and media backlash. ^Based on the 1992 novel by Rosellen Brown, BEFORE AND AFTER finds director Barbet Schroeder revisiting the kind of subject matter--the intertwining of crime and complicated family dynamics--he wove into suspense-spiked art in REVERSAL OF FORTUNE. As in Schroeder's earlier film, the focus is not so much on the crime and the slippery facts surrounding it as it is on the people most affected by it. Neeson and Streep reward this focus with naked, courageous performances as the parents struggling to prove their son's innocence while also trying to hold their family together.
Plot Summary
Summary In BEFORE AND AFTER, based on the 1992 novel by Rosellen Brown, a respected couple's teenage son disappears after his girlfriend is brutally slain. The couple's conflicting responses to the possibility of their son's guilt threaten to irreparably rend the fabric of their marriage.
Variety "...A visually pleasing film....Streep displays her usual exacting intelligence..." 02/26/1996
New York Times "...Darkly captivating....[Furlong has] a haunted, anguished look that speaks louder than words..." 02/23/1996 p.C10
Barbet Schroeder
Meryl Streep
Cast & Crew
Meryl Streep - Star
John Heard - Star
Liam Neeson - Star
Edward Furlong - Star
Ann Magnuson - Star
Julia Weldon - Star
Daniel Von Bargen - Star
Alfred Molina - Star
Barbet Schroeder - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
UPC 00683904630865
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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