Reviewed by Allie Schembra
Set in the winter of 2002 in chilly upstate New York, After tells the story of a middle-class family struggling with the financial consequences of a failing business and a series of inter-generational conflicts and rivalries. But what truly threatens to upset their delicate balance - and shatter the emotionally fragile family matriarch - is an intricately buried secret that, if revealed, could alter their lives irrevocably. Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13, The Doors, Breakdown) stars as Nora Valentino, a woman whose husband, Mitch (John Doman; Blue Valentine, The Company Men), loves her more than anything in the world. So much so that he, along with his four children and sister-in-law, have gone to extreme lengths to hide a horror too painful for Nora to bear.