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The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

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A woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.

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Cast

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Diana (Adult)
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Diana (Teen)
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Maureen (as Eva Amurri)
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Emma
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Paul
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Mr. McCleod
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Amanda (Adult)
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Michael Patrick
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Sister Beatrice
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Amanda (Teen) (as Nathalie Nicole Paulding)
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Diana's Mother
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Detective
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Blonde Student (as Anna Renee Moore)
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Maureen's Mother
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Storyline

A dramatic thriller about Diana, a suburban wife and mother who begins to question her seemingly perfect life--and perhaps her sanity--on the 15th anniversary of a tragic high school shooting. In flashbacks, Diana is a vibrant high schooler who, with her shy best friend Maureen, plot typical teenage strategies--cutting class,fantasizing about boys--and vow to leave their sleepy suburb at the first opportunity. The older Diana, however, is haunted by the increasingly strained relationship she had with Maureen as day of the school shooting approached. These memories disrupt the idyllic life she's now leading with her professor husband Paul and their young daughter Emma. As older Diana's life begins to unravel and younger Diana gets closer and closer to the fatal day, a deeper mystery slowly unravels. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Your life can change in an instant. That instant can last forever. See more »


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Rated R for violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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5 September 2008 (Poland)  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,220 (USA) (18 April 2008)

Gross:

$303,439 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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Although the location in which the film takes place is never identified, the cars have Connecticut license plates. See more »

Quotes

Mr. McClood: And if there's anything I want you guys to take with you from this class, as you're abusing your bodies over break, is three things: the heart is the body's strongest muscle, that the brain has more cells in it than our galaxy has stars, and that the body is 72% water. So wherever you go over vacation, don't get too dehydrated.
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

She's Not There
Composed by Rod Argent
Performed by The Zombies
Publisher: Marquis Music Co. Ltd. for the World
Zombies recording licensed from Marquis Enterprises Ltd.
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Great ending...
28 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very pleased with this film throughout, even before watching the surprising, extremely good ending. Unfortunately, that's all I want to say, for fear of spoiling it for everyone. But, take my word for it, "WOW". This film was really quite a treat. It has been a while since I have enjoyed a story so much. The entire film was very intense, and wonderfully put together doing a great job balancing the past and present without causing confusion. Being male, I have to also mention that this is not just a movie for women. I had heard word that it was being categorized as a "women's movie" and I have to disagree. Men and women alike can enjoy this one.


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