If you knew, scientifically, there was an assured afterlife, what would you do? Get the fuck out of this shit-hole life, of course is the answer in real-life—as well as in The Discovery, a Netflix original premiering at Sundance before it arrives on the streaming service.
Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford, and Jesse Plemons star in the film, which imagines a world in which we have proven the existence of an afterlife, leading many to commit suicide to see what else there is besides this crap. Mara and Segel instead find love with each other. Redford and Plemons probably don’t find love but should maybe at least use their flesh-burdened time to learn a foreign language or something. Come on, guys, don’t you want to visit AfterParis?
The Discovery hits Netflix on March 31. Heaven merely awaits our death. Embrace it! No, but don’t.