It's no surprise that Clint Eastwood, who is 80 years old, made the film "Hereafter." Just like many of the aging in nations around the world, he probably reflects now and then on end of life issues and if anything follows death. In "Hereafter," he takes a look at both.
The end of life issues are made vivid in a hospice. There, those dying and their families have to look at them. What may follow death is played out in so many ways. Sophisticated television anchor in France Marie Lelay does a good deed for her boyfriend. He leaves the hotel to shop for gifts for his children and gets caught in a tsunami. She dies and bystanders bring her back to life. Of course she wants to understand her journey over to the other side.
Then there are visits from the other side. George has a gift which he sees as a curse. When pressured he will act as medium to those needing to communicate with their loved ones who have passed over. Mostly those who are dead want to say something they didn't say when alive.
These are fascinating issues. After my dog Molly Mittens died I contacted several pet mediums. But eventually I had to put together my own peace. Meanwhile, through Eastern philosophy I mostly deal with end of life issues by starting my life anew when I wake up every morning.