After (2019) - Drama, Romance

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A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Jenny Gage
Stars: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
Length: 105 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 121 out of 583 found boring (20.75%)

One-line Reviews (251)

If anyone would want to watch a movie with no plot, no depth in the characters, no sense in anything, I would recommend this movie.

Regardless, it was a good entertaining movie.

Overall I enjoyed it.

Now if they really wanted to make the main character a cliché character, they should've gave her depth.

Nothing was shown about Hardin being depressed and violently angry while trying to form a relationship with Tessa, all that was show was Hardin being so monotone and nice to Tessa that it made no sense with how they got an apartment together when NOTHING was shown about them fighting or trying to work things out let alone meeting Hardins parents or learning about his drinking issues and everything in between.

I was curious, I knew it would be bad, but I was bored and fancied a laugh.

No storyline whatsoever...

The plot is slower than molasses and obvious as F.

The "tension", if it could be called that at the end of the movie with the two main characters breaking up was pointless when the got back together.

Enjoyed it but left disappointed & empty.

It was incredibly cliche and laughably predictable.

The movie is simply put as bland as it gets, chemistry took the day off and character development was a no-show.

I mean, a lot of romance movies are guilty of this, but still, it makes for some pretty unrelatable and boring characters, especially the female lead.

Worst movie of 2019.


Honestly this movie does exactly what a movie should do: be entertaining.

There was no storyline in the movie whatsoever.

If you are looking for a movie to fall asleep too...

I mean, a lot of romance movies are guilty of this, but still, it makes for some pretty unrelatable and boring characters, especially the female lead.

The movie was stale if you've seen the movie she's all that then you know the storyline completely it's in like five other movies and the fact that they spoke like they were in a conference the entire time made me want to leave there is no cursing there was no stuttering there is nothing captivating.

i prefer to see my eyes bleeding than to see this empty movie.

I watched this movie to get a good laugh because the book was a mess, but I was pretty much bored to death.

I'm guessing they also toned down the sexual essence of the books in order to reach a larger audience, but kissing shouldn't look that boring, really.

This movie is a cliche teen romance drama.

and as always true love is defeated by the new and exciting environment, with new boys to attract and hunger for.

A very boring, predictable movie .

It is targeted for a teen to young adult audiences so yes it's cliche.


The movie however failed of both subjects, lacking total content, becoming just one more "teenage" movie with a cliche romance that will be forgotten in months.

You will die in boredom and nothing you can't guess

It still had a lot of the book parts in the movie but you can only put so much into a film and I thought it was worth watching and I REALLY REALLY REALLY!!!!!!

It left me on the edge of my seat, and I can't wait to see more films in this series!

" and "Waste of time" reviews.

This movie is just a big cliché.

Some of the scene from the trailer wasn't even in the movie like the part where Hardin smash the book shelf with the guitar, when the book went between Tessa legs, the part where he said" you are stunning" and much more.

Boring and predictable .

so boring .

It is confusing as to why a story about college students is kept so PG when college students in general aren't PG.

i dont think that the vast majority would behead me if i say its a bit boring at times.

If you go into this movie expecting it to be some epic complicated romance movie you will be a disappointed but if you take it for what it is - it's enjoyable to watch.

It is confusing as to why a story about college students is kept so PG when college students in general aren't PG.

They have turned one of the best, edgy, and sexy books into a HORRIBLE, RUSHED, cliche movie that NO ONE would fully understand unless they have read the books.

Don't waste your time watching this predictable unintentional plot with lazy conclusion film ever.


It was boring, actually i was doing something else while I was watching, or better said, listening.

As a reader, I told myself to not have too much expectations when going into the theaters, but I left feeling so empty.

The whole movie is a clichè of what a high school girl considers romantic but its neither romantic or enjoyable.


Such a waste of time!

Interesting trailer but boring movie .

And then the fact that half the movie consists of slow motion, making out/'romantic' scenes that are boring us to death.

The film was predictable from beginning to end.

Holy crap this was the most garbage cliche movie ever.

While I haven't read the book and have no clue how it all goes there, the movie was an extremely predictable cliche with a ton of banalities that left me laughing at the end.

Predictable .

The long 106 min run time felt longer with the slow dragged out pacing.

All in all I enjoyed it and will definitely watch it again and can't wait for the next one!

Just seems like another boring teen movie.

Waste of money

That leaves you wondering what the whole fuss was about - nothing happens.

Cliché, boring, bad plot, predictable.

The book(s) are incredibly gripping, I don't understand why they had to tone the plot down this much.

Is a straight up coming of age movie, no hardships, no hassle, blessed life...

This movie had me on the edge of my seat although I've read the books countless times.

Waste of time and money .

Worst movie I've seen in a long time.

The main charcthers remind me of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen as they are so bland and just they are not that likeable at all.

A lot of clichées and predictable.

The intense way they fell for each other was there.

As bland as it gets .

As a 15 year old I'm used to see some cliché high school drama's.


There is no storyline - just kissing!

The movie was so rushed and the story felt so flat, boring and just like every other bad teen-movie out there.

REVIEW: For Hardin Scott, "Nice is just another word for boring.

The characters are even more cliche and unlikable.

Movie started great and I was expecting a lot from the beginning, but come on, there is no storyline at all!

*timelines are confusing.

Josephine is really what I pictured Tessa to look and be like and her acting was enjoyable.

This was a waste of money and time and I would rather bang my head against the wall for 2 hrs than watch it again.

The plot and the way it was addit was stunning.

Don't waste your time watching this movie.

This movie is the most cliché movie I've ever seen.

The plot is OK and VERY predictable, I just don't feel that the dad plot line was explored well, it was just thrown there to try to explain why Hardin is like that.

The lack of story, the horrible editing, the rushing, the clipping it was just all round not pleasant to watch and a time-waster.

Lastly, Don't waste your time, even if you like romantic movies, you can watch "Five Feet Apart", it's totally better.

Save your money for something worth.

Save your money!

This was the worst movie I've ever seen and I enjoyed Twilght and 50 Shades of Gray.

A total waste of time

This is movie is just based on other movies that have been done before like Cruel Intentions, She's all that, twilight (loosely) and many more so cliche and annoying

Dialogs are shallow, boring and sound so fake, which is why the acting couldn't be good as well.

This movie was trash , it was unsatisfying and a huge waste of time.

Too slow too sleepy and the way which the main actors acted was so boring.

Too fast, cute, sweet, predictible, boring...

Countless cliches, a truly boring plot .

The direction is slow and has an uneven pace with the film.

In conclusion, this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life.

but we all really enjoyed it!

I found it slow, boring and uninteresting with very unlikable characters.

Nothing is explained in the movie, and the story is VERY predictable.

Total waste of time.

Enjoyed it .

But the movie it self was long and absolutely boring, I have only ever walked out in one film, this was it.

A little cliche if you ask me.

You can definitely see the chemistry between the two actors, which made the film worth watching.

Absolutely breathtaking .

And the (slight) twist ending may be stupid, but at least it's kind of emotionally engaging.

The plot jumped all over the place, which made it extremely hard to follow, the cinematography was strange in parts, and the scenes did not flow from one to the other.

so save your money and watch endgame again.

The passion was missing between Hardin and Tessa, those moments and words said in the books that made it all so interesting and intense was not there at all!

excruciatingly slow and boring .

ok but save your money .

I must say that Hero, who plays Hardin, is extremely pleasant on the eye (which enabled me to forgive some of his monotone delivery) ....

Very predictable story .

Breathtaking .


One of the worst movies ive ever watched and it was a complete waste of time.


This is because of both Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Josephine Langford's stunning performance.

Me and my partner looked at each other in confusion and both whispered: "Wtf just happened?

Boring, fatuous conversations, lame characters, nothing interesting.

It also highlights many other topics such as embracing and exploring her sexuality, etc. In the movie there is no storyline just scenes thrown together and labelled as a film so there is basically no message, no positive or negative message.

When they left all of that out though, this just became a bland and boring cliché film.

Worst movie adapted from a book I've ever seen.

Don't waste your time and money.

"Just Go Slow" .

The scene was poorly placed, however it was executed generally well, which made the story hard to follow.

Slow and Boring .

Preedicable and boring.

I enjoyed it.

Boring and bland .

What a boring ending of a film!

The plot is trash and it is extremely rushed and once the climax hit nothing happened.

This movie is boring and a waste of time and money.

Slow build up with excellent chemistry between the leads.

Went nowhere .

The acting and writing was awful and dragged out completely.

At a crucial moment in "After," Tessa Hardin makes a request of Hardin Scott: "Just go slow.

the story was so predictable and boring and Josephine Langford's performance was the worst , she was so fake and obviously wasn't the best choice to play Tessa.

Scorching and intense.

An intense college romance with passion .

Others may just see the film has another typical cliché romantic drama story that should have been on a lifetime channel.

Don't waste your time...

Worst Movie of The Year So Far!.

The chemistry was absolutely breathtaking, the acting was amazing and I highly guarantee for everyone to come to the theaters and watch it!

Incredibly difficult to follow the plot if you havent read the book.

Even if you did read the books its very hard to follow the story of this movie..

The leads have chemistry, plot is predictable and the acting wasn't bad.

Unpredictable Ending .

Don't waste your money

So, the main takeaway of this film is something like "there's no place like home" and, above all, in matters of the heart, follow your own advice: "Just go slow!

Only wished the movie was a bit long but nevertheless I enjoyed it so much.

A cliche .

Boring .

If you didn't/haven't read the book/s, this movie would be less than average, predictable and cringey.


On its own, it's a mildly, albeit cliché, entertaining teen romance.

We died laughing in the cinema, because it was so ridiculousy predictable and stupid.

I've watched both The Room and After, and I can tell you that The Room, considered to be the worst movie of all time, was better than this.

they were non existent and boring there was no "fireworks" or goosebumps for me.

I will cherish the book series forever but seriously work a little harder on the next movies, blend them well and make sure to add the important parts, the tattoo scene was pointless that could have been utilized with actual scenes from the book IMO.

'After' is as formulaic as it is ambitious for young lovers who seek exciting first experiences.

Incredibly honest and truthful, Don't waste your money .

This movie is such a cliche it hurts.

Really enjoyed it.

They strayed too far from Hardin's crudeness that made it foreign and exciting for Tessa, making him lose his edge that drew her to him in the first place.

The main characters are plain and boring.

Is far away from the books that it is still engaging to watch for the book lovers.

Don't waste your time if you are a fan of the books!

The acting was pretty good and the visuals and cinematography overall was breathtaking.

Literally 0 good plot, just a plain, bland, cliché romance

Pacing of the entire film really quite slow, a bit feeling to fall asleep to be honest!


An ACTUAL waste of time .

It is unbelievable that she has lived this dull life and the friends she has are even more unbelievable.

It's a very eye opening and thrilling movie for this generation and teens new to experimenting and sex.

Supposed to be a "sexual awakening" movie when my friend literally fell asleep while watching because the characters were so dry.

I'm still so confused why it even made the cut because it was a waste of time!

Discord w/mom over her independence to do dumb things - predictable.

A complete utter waste of time.

Intense and beautiful .

All in all, it was still an enjoyable movie and I could tell a lot of hard work went into it.

Rushed movie, no plot, nothing makes sense, dont waste your time please.

All in all, it was still an enjoyable movie and I could tell a lot of hard work went into it.

Also I get that they wanted to reach their younger audience, but sex was an integral part of this book and to leave it out is ridiculous, instead they just ellude to them doing a bunch of stuff and even that was so rushed they might as well have left it out.

however, the movie was a huge disappointment and i wasted 1 hour and 40 minutes watching a cliché college romance movie

I really had high hopes for this movie since i read the book which I liked a lot , But this is the worst movie I've ever seen .

To conclude don't waste your money seeing this movie.

But this movie is so ridiculous, predictable and a HUGE CLICHÉ.


Overall, After is a pretty bad film with its bad acting, boring direction, stiff script, and a plot that is lacking in a story.

the character didn't have any chemistry, no dialog, this was a waste of time and money, my life deserves better.

Boring af .

As soon as Hardin started speaking, everyone in the room burst out laughing because of how monotone he sounded and how weird his lines were.

It was the worst movie I've ever seen.

I don't think the film was rushed, i was on the edge of my seat hoping it doesn't end.

Very slow.

While some moments, despite how cliche, were nice and pleasing to the eye, giving your inner self a little fairytale to daydream about, the whole plot and the movie as a whole does not deserve more than a 5, unfortunately.

The person I saw it with didn't read the books either and he wanted to walk out like 5 times because he was so bored and confused.

Completely different but very good i love, I love this movie because it was taken in a more intense way

It was so so worth watching and I will recommend it to everyone I know.

" Such a confusing and strange film.

I expect there will be more films for the two leads, they did their best with a dull story, a bit like the twilight cast.

For a teen romance, I thought the movie was entertaining.

I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the 2nd installment next year.

Too slow, too weird and not intense at all!


This is one of the worst movies of all time.

With very little plot mimicking a teen version of "Fifty Shades Of Grey", I'm assuming the book is a lot of sex and no story?

There is absolutely no storyline, it is so slow-paced, really boring, and to top it all off the acting was just garbage

Even though the film is a little bit different from the book it was still very enjoyable the actors who play Tessa and Harden captured their characters to a T.

Definatly worth watching in my opinion

Every rom com has cringy moments but the biggest setback of this movie is that it has no storyline.

And a ton of Cliche characters to boot.


The continuation is relatively predictable and indubitably goofy.

I started reading the book, but I didn't finish it, because it got a little repetitive.

Overall, the worst movie adaption I've ever seen.

Typical teenage romance, poorly written and very slow paced

It's sold as a good girl falling in love with a bad boy type of story, but the lack of chemistry between the two leads and bad editing jumping from one scene to another leaves the audience dull and confused.

A cliché movie can be good.

even though I really enjoyed it I thought the pacing was a little off there was no transitions between scenes which made it a little choppy.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Very slow movie with an instant love that did not make sense.

Seriously, don't waste your money or time.

Everything about it was cliche; the characters, the plot, everything.

This is possibly one of the worst movies I've seen.

Boring, dull and cliche romance film .

A very Boring romantic story of a naive teenager who comes to college and falls in love with a teenager with social problems.

However the movie turned this book into every other boring typical love story.

Book Hardin was just so much more intense and vulgar, movie Hardin showed absolutely none of that.

A group of twelve years olds next to us who bursted into laughter everytime a kiss was a little more intense and when they saw a condom didn't really help to create a romantic atmosphere.

There were some pointless scenes and important stuff from the book that was cut off.

I could go on and on about the bad acting and the lack of important characters that you don't see at all in the movie, but in short save your money and either rent from a library or redbox because this movie was not even worth it.

Either way saw the movie just got hooked on it immediately .. the intense chemistry between the leads was insane....


Turn on Netflix and enjoy this sexy coming of age romance.

It is boring because 90% of the film nothing much different happens, most of the times is just music playing and Tessa and Hardin kissing and making out.

3 words : BEST MOVIE EVERIt is so amazing, the intense romance is so intriguing and makes you fall in in absolute love with the characters.

This was a bad movie, It's a really empty movie, nothing happened!

The main plot for me in the books was the intense chemistry between the two.

Overall I thought it was a cliché "good girl meets bad boy" teen romance film.

The characters are vain unlovable bores and the moral message of the film is just wrong for teens.

I still think it was good in its own right and I would probably have enjoyed it more if I hadn't of read the book

It was a big waste of time.

Don't waste your time .

Soundtrack packs quite a punch into this intense college romance.


Yet I believe Hero and Josephine had good chemistry but the lines they were given were bland and cringe worthy.

I really hope we get some kind of extended cut or something on dvd because there were parts where it would skip to the next scene and it was confusing at times.