The last time we saw the Tessa (Josephine Langford) and also the Hardin (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin). They faced Tessa’s long-lost (and very drunk) father, Richard (Atanas Srebrev). After we fell, that’s when Tessa helped her dad clean up. And they talked about why she hadn’t heard from him in 9 years.
Hardin, always the defender, threatens Richard. But the two then grow closer. When they walk to the bar and start raising their hands to protect Tessa’s honour. Richard left shortly after, but not before promising not to disappear this time.
Meanwhile, Tessa and Hardin face their problems;
Tessa is all set and ready to move out of to Seattle for her dream job. While Hardin doesn’t understand why she is happy to leave. He didn’t want to move to Seattle because there wasn’t anything else for him. And it caused a lot of rift in their relationship.
The two keep arguing about pretty silly stuff (like Tessa might be in love with her old partner. While she’s not even with Hardin), and all the s*x and make-up s*x in the world can’t solve their problem. Tessa’s move proves to be a good thing for both of them. They seem to be on their way to a pretty healthy relationship. When Hardin decides to take her to London for his mother’s wedding. What begins as an enjoyable journey soon turns full of disappointing revelations that could change things forever.
Even though After We Fell lasts over 90 minutes, it feels like an eternity. By slowing through dark s*x scenes set to B-pop tunes and actual minimal conflict. I don’t usually enjoy panning, but after-franchise deserves it.
The funny thing about shows like 50 Shades of Gray is that they’re so bad, they’re good, they’re almost kidding, and they have some great actors. The after-franchise didn’t do that, aside from occasional appearances from Selma Blair, Peter Gallagher, and 50 Shades, who himself is Ariel Kebel.
But most of the supporting cast in the first film (and some in the second) has been reworked, so if you’re having a hard time, you’re not alone. And without that, knowing who the characters are isn’t that important.
In essence, After We Fell feels like a sequel to After We Collided;
Picking up right where it was last, proceeding very slowly and smoothly, I kept checking how many minutes I had left. After we fall, he repeats the same emotional blows as his predecessors, swirling around, causing Hardin to be angry or jealous and Tessa showing the same tearful reaction until the two ends the s*x where it’s most comfortable.
This is not a movie. From a half-hearted attempt to s*xually shake things up to The Fray’s bizarre use of hit “Never Say Never (Don’t Let Me Go)” as a final dramatic note (there’s a 0% chance one of the romantic hosts on After We Fell Knows Who They Are) The Fray), none of which makes sense. And there’s no natural heat here, so there’s almost no point in watching just for the soft s*xy stuff. Save time and set 50 colours instead. You get all the toxic relationship content you crave, and a bit of confidence, which is so much more than the After movies can offer.
After We Fell is total crap, sleepover vacation featuring a s*xy teen grub that’s likely to please only the franchise’s most ardent fans (and they might even be disappointed).