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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  31 October 2014 (USA)
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A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

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Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. Written by Nebzyl

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$1,843,347 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$2,963,012 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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This was the last feature film to use Fuji 35mm film stock. Production of this film stock ceased at this time. See more »

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Christine first records a video of herself saying, "You're my lover, you're my protector, and my life is nothing, nothing without you." A moment later, she plays the same recording back to her husband, but this time it says, "You're my lover, you're my protector, you're my... you're my everything." Later on, she plays it back again, and again it is slightly different: "You're my lover, you're my protector, you're my everything." See more »

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[first lines]
Christine: Who are you?
Ben: I'm your husband... Ben.
Christine: What?
Ben: We got married in 1999. That was 14 years ago. Christine, you're 40.
[hands her her clothes]
Ben: You had an accident. It was a bad accident. You had head injuries. And you have problems remembering things.
Christine: What things? What...?
Ben: Everything. You store up information for a day, and when you wake up in the morning, it's all gone. You're back to your early 20s. You'll be okay. Just... trust me.
Christine: I'm scared.
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Girls On Top
Written by Nina Ossoff, Dana Calitri and Martin Briley
Published by Wild Pink Music / Speak-A-Mouse Music / Martin Briley Music / BOK Music / Dana Calitri Music
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A twisty-bendy little romp
2 November 2014 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A satisfying, keeps-you-guessing thriller. While amnesia is certainly not the most original of plot devices, there's something unique here in terms of truly portraying the emotional, daily hell an amnesiac and loved ones must suffer. This is aided, by no small means, by strong performances by Colin Firth and especially Nicole Kidman.

The plot definitely has suspense and there are sufficient twists and turns to ensure that you truly can not predict the outcome. There's also a nice combination of languid pacing intermixed with truly jarring and lurid scenes. In some ways this had a dream-like (or, take your pick, nightmarish) quality in tone.

A few plot holes make themselves known by the movie's end, but when a thriller ushers you out the theater door while still meditating on memory, marriage, and trust...I'd say that's a job well done.


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