After Ever Happy (2022)

Louise Lombard, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Josephine Langford, Kiana Madeira,
As a shocking truth about a couple's families emerges, the two lovers discover they are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin — any more than he is the cruel,...
  • 4.3 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-09-23 Added:
  • Sharon Soboil, Anna Todd, Writer:
  • Castille Landon, Director:
  • Mark Canton, Jennifer Gibgot, Aron Levitz, Producer:

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1 / 10

If only it was After all.

After Ever Happy is the fourth film in the After film series. The film is directed by Castille Landon, who also directed the third installment of the series.

After the discovery from the previous film, Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) is confronted with a shocking truth. He ends up furious in a depression, which Tessa (Josephine Langford) only gets rid of him more. Because of this, she decides to leave him.

After a shocking event for Tessa, Hardin tries to come back to her to help her, only she is no longer interested in him. Both have to put their problems aside if they want their relationship to continue to work, to build a future together, or else live alone next to each other.

This fourth film is, just like the previous films in the series, put together very messy. So messy that it just remains difficult to follow and the eventual events seem more unrealistic and almost no longer believable.

The characters also keep making unrealistic or illogical decisions. Tessa and Hardin keep looking for each other, only to say goodbye after a short while. They keep making these decisions, because they keep changing their minds in a short period of time. In this way, the film comes across more as a weak yes-nothing game. Most problems could simply be solved with a good and serious conversation, but unfortunately they continue to choose unrealistic ways with the films, which often only make the problems unnecessarily bigger.

The film is further filled with clichés from a standard romantic film, only all the relationships in this film seem too rushed without any credible chemistry. Furthermore, the film is also filled with flashbacks from the previous films.

The acting doesn't come out very well because of the bad scripts. Josephine Langford comes across as an ignorant and somewhat spoiled teenager. Hero Fiennes Tiffin continues to come across as a crank, who in this film must try to be something kind to help his girlfriend during her own crisis. Yet they often come out too exaggerated as if they were playing in a more dramatic soap opera.

They end the film so uninteresting and unbelievable for you as a viewer. If the scripts and maybe even the books had been written better, the whole story would have been best told in two books or movies. The series actually remains fun only for fans of the books or film series, but after a while in which they get older, they will hopefully also see the weak sides of the entire story.

7 / 10

Genuinely Shocked By The Bad Reviews!

I'm not saying this is one of the best films I've seen in a while, but it's pretty freaking good. First of all, if you haven't read the books or at least seen the other three films, then you're probably going to be lost. So it's not fair to rate this film poorly based off a plot that you may have no idea about. Secondly, this is probably one of the better films if not the best film in the series. The two leads acted their hearts out, especially the male lead, and it's safe to say they've corrected any "mistakes" they've made from previous films. Overall, the film was pretty damn good. It stayed true to the books and characters, the sex scenes weren't in-your-face and placed strategically at the right time to aid the storyline, and the emotional, thematic material was raw and actually pretty realistic. Sure, there were a few silly moments that probably deserved the lower ratings. But overall, this film was well made. Loved seeing a female lead stand up for herself and what she believes is right in a relationship. Loved seeing a male lead own up to his actions and realistically see the professional help he desperately needed. Hopefully the next film does this one justice.

3 / 10

It's just felt wrong

I am, like many others, a fan of the books and I almost didn't wanna see this movie because the book contains a lot of things that make the book emotional and hard to read. After Ever Happy is suppose to make you feel like you ship Hardin and Tessa at the same time as you want then to break up and I never got that feeling.

I did have emotions while watching the movie, but they were more in line of anger towards the person who held the knife while slaughtering the book before writing a script.

2 / 10

Awful

Having watched the other 3 movies an unhealthy amount of times, and reading the books twice - published and wattpad versions.. to say i was let down by this movie would be an understatement. While the previous movies had many steamy scenes, this was heavy petting at best. Hardins drug and alcohol bender in London is nowhere to be seen. And then they go and pull a twilight and split the last book into two movies! And on that note, they chose to end it at the weirdest part. It's also only 90mins long. Not 2 hours. Seems like when they decide split it they just cut some footage off...And don't even get me started on yet another cast change. Paired with a horrific wig on Tessa.. I was really looking forward to this movie and was severely disappointed. The Don't Worry Darling trailer that ayed before the movie got me more excited in it's 3 minutes than this movie did in 90 minutes.

3 / 10

Awful

The movie seems very long without much action compared to the last three movies it's the worst one and I don't think I would want to watch the next one which will obviously happen, I was a fan but now I'm disappointed and shocked as to how it went so bad and the ending is honestly a joke. Nothing special wouldn't recommend especially if you have to pay for it, a waste of money.