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AFTER WE FELL

What You Need To Know:

AFTER WE FELL is the third movie installment of a young adult book series by Anna Todd. Hardin and Tessa continue their on-again, off-again romance. Tessa has a major job opportunity at a publishing company in Seattle. She wants Hardin to come with her, but he declines. However, they continue to communicate and miss one another. Hardin claims he wants Tessa to be happy. Tessa settles into her new normal in Seattle, but will it be enough without Hardin by her side?

AFTER WE FELL has a strong Romantic worldview. Characters stress happiness above everything, but the happiness they reference goes hand in hand with lust. Many characters act with pagan motivations and avoid their issues by having sex and acting out jealously, which ends up hurting others. Positively, the movie has a pro-marriage subplot. It also stresses honesty and taking care of others when they’re at their lowest. However, AFTER WE FELL contains explicit depictions of fornication, alcohol abuse and lots of strong, gratuitous foul language. Also, one woman says she has a girlfriend. AFTER WE FELL is excessive and abhorrent.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview with strong pagan elements where characters stress happiness above all else, but the happiness they reference goes hand in hand with lust, many characters act with pagan motivations and avoid their issues by having sex and acting out jealously and hurting others, plus some light moral elements include a pro-marriage sentiment as a mother gets married, a light emphasis on taking care of others when they’re at their lowest, and a desire to have honesty in a relationship, a redemptive mention of a prodigal father, and a homosexual reference where a woman says she has a girlfriend

Foul Language:
At least 48 obscenities (at least 34 “f” words), 21 light profanities and implied vomiting when a drunk man is by a toilet

Violence:
Strong and light violence includes a bar fight with several punches, there’s some boxing training, man almost swings a baseball bat on an intruder, man appears with blood on his face from a fight, and man punches another man in the face

Sex:
Three scenes with depicted fornication and foreplay, one scene where an engaged woman and a man whose girlfriend is pregnant have sex in a kitchen then get caught, newlywed couple kisses when they’re pronounced husband and wife, a dating couple self-pleasures while having phone sex, boyfriend has two nightmares where his girlfriend fornicates with another guy, young woman dances provocatively while her boyfriend watches, woman then grinds up against boyfriend, and they kiss, and a man at a bar makes a sexual hand reference

Nudity:
Upper female nudity during sex scenes, multiple scenes with upper male nudity, woman appears in a bikini, and man appears in only his underwear

Alcohol Use:
Scene at a bar where two men get drunk, and those same characters are alcoholics, and another scene with depicted drunkenness

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Very strong miscellaneous immorality includes a reference to two people having unprotected sex and then needing to get a morning after abortion pill which the couple gets, boyfriend tries to bribe his girlfriend’s father with cash to leave them alone, breaking and entering, some name-calling, jealousy, a mention of having a baby out of wedlock, and dysfunctional relationships.

More Detail:

AFTER WE FELL is the third movie installment based on a young adult book series by Anna Todd.

In the beginning of AFTER WE FELL, Tessa’s father appears out of the blue after nine years away. He’s an alcoholic and claims to want a relationship with his estranged daughter. However, Hardin, Tessa’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, is skeptical of his motives. The two go to a bar and bond over drinks, only to get into a bar fight. When Tessa arrives on the scene, she’s disgruntled with both her dad and Hardin, both of whom are alcoholics. Hardin and Tessa make up, but they’ve got some big decisions on the horizon.

Tessa has accepted a job with Vance Publishing in Seattle, but Hardin doesn’t want to go with her. It’s clear to Tessa that she and Hardin aren’t communicating, especially after she learns from one of her colleagues that Hardin turned down a job offer from Vance Publishing without her knowledge.

Tessa and Hardin take a weekend trip to their friend’s Landon’s house. What should have been a retreat for the pair turns into their routine jealousy match. Hardin reconnects with an old friend at lunch. In response, Tessa flirts with the waiter. They return home, only for Tessa to pack up and head to Seattle without telling Hardin goodbye.

When Hardin realizes Tessa is gone, he turns to alcohol and reads her journals, which are mainly about their back-and-forth relationship. From cities far away, Tessa and Hardin continue to communicate and miss one another. Hardin claims he just wants Tessa to be happy. Tessa settles into her new normal in Seattle, but will it be enough without Hardin by her side?

AFTER WE FELL has some good acting and production quality and a good plot twist. Also, the lead characters show some slight character development from the previous movie, AFTER WE COLLIDED, but still are a long way away from character transformation. Scenes in the movie are shot at scenic locations and have some solid long shots, but overall, the back-and-forth nature of the leads’ romantic relationship makes the whole movie feel like a stop and go watch, rather than smooth sailing.

AFTER WE FELL has a strong Romantic worldview. Characters stress happiness above all else, but the happiness they reference goes hand in hand with lust. Many characters act with pagan motivations and avoid their issues by having sex and acting out in jealously, which ends up hurting others. Positively, there’s a pro-marriage sentiment as a mother gets married. The movie also contains a light emphasis on taking care of others when they’re at their lowest and a desire to have honesty in a relationship. However, AFTER WE FELL contains explicit depictions of fornication, alcohol abuse and lots of strong, gratuitous foul language. Also, one woman says she has a girlfriend. AFTER WE FELL is excessive and abhorrent.