After We Fell, the third chapter of the “After” franchise, is out.
The first two movies of this franchise, “After” and “After We Collided,” were commercial hits and a sensation amongst teenagers.
Will After We Fell be able to live up to the expectations of its fans? Read on for more about this romance drama movie.
Where To Watch After We Fell?
After We Fell premiered in Europe on September 1, 2021, and in the United States of America, it was released on September 30, 2021.
It was released on Netflix on October 21, 2021. In France and the UK, it will be released on Amazon Prime on October 22, 2021.
The fourth and final chapter of the After series, After Ever Happy, could be released in the latter part of 2022.
The Plot of After We Fell: what is it about?
Tessa and Hardin have moved in together, but they can’t seem to get rid of their insecurities.
While Hardin toys with the idea of making Tessa meet his mom, Tessa receives a job opportunity that is too good to refuse. Christian Vance offers her a post that requires her to move to Seattle.
While Tessa is eager to grab this opportunity, Hardin says he has got nothing in Seattle, exposing his insecurities.
His jealousy and vulnerability are exposed further when he snaps at Robert (a medical student and a part-time waiter) when he tries to flirt with Tessa.
However, Tessa, who is in no mood to give in, shifts to Seattle in an amicable way, with Hardin trying to visit her on weekends. Hardin even starts boxing again.
Hardin takes Tessa to London to meet his mom, where she is getting married.
Just a day before the marriage ceremony, Hardin is shocked to find his mother with Christian Vance. It turns out that this is just not all for Hardin.
One more shock is waiting for Hardin, as he learns from Christian that Christian is his birth father.
Christian’s wife, Kimberly, discloses this to Tessa, who is supportive of Hardin in his moment of agony.
After We Fell Review: Our take on the film
On watching After We Fell, one finds that the narrative of this movie lacks depth.
It does not have much of a storyline. The conflicts and agonies of the characters seem shallow, with the protagonist seemingly basking in self-pity.
It seems that the movie is just banking upon the franchise’s popularity, failing to add much in the third chapter in terms of substance.
On a positive note, the cinematography by Rob C. Givens and Joshua Reis is brilliant, with the intimate moments well picturized.
Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin have done justice to their roles of Tessa and Hardin, respectively.
The background score by George Kallis is also good.
On the whole, this romantic drama is far too melodramatic.
Castille Landon has directed the movie, and it is based on the novel by the same name, by Anna Todd.
Besides Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the cast includes Kiana Madeira as Nora, Stephen Moyer as Christian Vance, Arielle Kebbel as Kimberly, Carter Jenkins as Robert, and Chance Perdomo as Landon Gibson.
Should we watch it or skip it?
After watching After We Fell, one finds that the narrative of this movie lacks depth. It does not have much of a storyline. The conflicts and agonies of the characters seem shallow, with the protagonist seemingly basking in self-pity. It appears that the movie is just banking upon the franchise's popularity, failing to add much in the third chapter in terms of substance. So if we had to rate, it would probably give it a 51/100 just for the good performance by Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes in the lead. Also, Rob C. Givens' cinematography has been brilliant, which is one of the positive points of After We Fell, but if you are not a fan of the franchise, then you can skip this one.