Hereafter begins by telling three stories at once.
George Lonegan (Damon) is a psychic in San Francisco who no longer does readings for people; he is happy in his warehouse job, but his brother would like him to do readings again.
Marie Lelay is a journalist in France who is greatly affected by a near-death experience. Her story is mostly told in French, with English subtitles.
Marcus is a young boy in London who is greatly affected by losing someone very close to him, and he is seeking answers.
As these stories were told, I couldn't help but wonder how/when they would diverge.
I think too much time was spent telling each of the stories. The slow pace was not easy to sit through. There were a couple of exciting scenes (a tsunami, an explosion), but the best part of Hereafter was the last quarter or so when the parts are all tied together.
Despite the slow pace, it was a well-told story