Director: Roger Kumble
Writers: Anna Todd, Mario Celaya
Stars: Josephine Langford as Tessa, Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Hardin, Dylan Sprouse as Trevor
Release Date: September 11, 2020
I’ve been on a WWW Wednesday kick for a few weeks now, so I decided to switch it up and write a review for the After We Collided movie. Sorry if this doesn’t interest you, but I’m a sucker for these super toxic and unhealthy relationships that just suck you in. It’s ridiculous and frivolous in all the best ways and is the kind story I think we all need right now. I know I do.
Spoilers for the first movie, After. You’ve been warned!
After We Collided picks up after the events of After. Tessa is starting her new job at Vance Publishing where she meets Trevor. Hardin is miserable and is seemingly living in his car. I’d just like to give a shout out to Tessa’s fictional job. Who wouldn’t kill for a job where your responsibilities include reading 5 manuscripts a week and partying at nightclubs and getting free swanky hotel rooms.
Josephine Langford carries this movie. Without her stellar performance, After We Collided would be so cringe worthy that I wouldn’t have been able to get through it, let alone the first movie. An excellent movie that showcases this cringe factor is Passionfix’s The Matchmaker’s Playbook. I couldn’t watch more than 20 minutes of it it’s that bad. But I digress. Langford is truly talented and hits every emotion to perfection. On the other hand, Hero Fiennes Tiffin’s performance, though not a strong as Langford, is adequate. I think my issue with him is his voice. It just bothers me, I guess. #SorryNotSorry
Dylan Sprouse was tapped to portray Trevor. The loveable nerd that should win Tessa’s affection but obviously won’t. Trevor as a character gets a raw deal since he’ll never measure up to Hardin thus will never win Tessa’s heart. Sprouse did what he could with the role, but his shinning moment is definitely the elevator scene from the trailer.
After We Collided is a much more mature movie than its predecessor, which elevates the movie tenfold. These are young adults full of hormones and angst, so the fact that they weren’t swearing in the previous movie always struck me as odd. After We Collided remedies this quickly. Also, the sex scenes are classy yet hot. There is no gratuitous nudity, but you will definitely understand what’s happening.
The music in this movie is on point! After We Collided has a traditional instrumental soundtrack, but effectively utilizes lyrical songs. Specifically, there were two songs I downloaded immediately and have been on repeat ever since: Forbidden Love (Feat. Maiah Manser) – Maxchalant and So Good – Dove Cameron.
Finally, After We Collided is technically a Christmas movie! You’re welcome 😉
Overall, After We Collided is an enjoyable second instalment that I would only recommend to those who can tolerate and enjoy unhealthy relationships full of unnecessary drama. After We Collided is truly an experience.
Have you seen After We Collided? What did you think?