I'm mystified by some of the negative reviews I've seen for this movie. Perhaps people were expecting a horror film? That's not at all what After.Life aspires to be. It's a thriller with supernatural elements. And the criticisms of ambiguity are even more baffling. If you're capable of paying a moderate amount of attention while watching, the events of the movie and the ending are quite clear.
While the film did have a few editing errors, the dialgoue was occasionally clunky, and some people may be put off by some of the questionable decisions that Anna makes, I thought this was a solid movie. The premise was interesting, and I always find Christina Ricci to be a fine actress, when given decent material. There were points in the movie where I was actually riveted. I'll admit that After.Life requires you to keep your suspension of disbelief handy, but I thought it was well worth the effort.
I passionately recommend that anyone who's interested gives After.Life a try. Just please be warned, I repeat, this is NOT a horror movie. Some people may feel that it's slow-paced, but I never found it to be even slightly dull. The pace suited the story perfectly. Most importantly, you have to pay attention if you want to avoid the confusion that so many people seem to have inexplicably suffered from.