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Before I Disappear (2014)

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At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

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Bruce Warham
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Darren
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Dead Girl
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Vista
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Devon
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The Collector
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Jordan
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Blonde Woman
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Ellis (as Joseph Perrino)
James Andrew O'Connor ...
Cody
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Storyline

A troubled young man and his strait-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar-winning short. As his life hits rock bottom, 20-something Richie decides to end it all, only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister to babysit her precocious daughter. So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places. Written by IFC Films

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Curfew  »

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$2,676 (USA) (28 November 2014)

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$2,676 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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The piano song that plays during Richies hallucination when he collapsed on the street is called The Flipbook by Darren Morze. See more »

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[first lines]
Richie: Dear Vista, I've been meaning to write this note for a long time, but as you know, I'm not very good at expressing myself. So I'll just say this. I miss your smile. I would say that I hope this note finds you well, but as these things go, that won't be the case.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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The Main Drag
Written by Michael Jurin and Darren Morze
Performed by Piano Belly
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Filmmaking at its best!!
2 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's becoming increasingly harder and harder these days to find films in the theater that stand out and really make a memorable impact. This gem of a feature, expanded from an Oscar- winning short (Curfew), makes that rare leap from one form to another without losing its magic. Although I knew the basic story since I had seen the short, I was pleasantly surprised by the whole of this film - compelling characters (not just the amazing leads (Christensen, Ptacek and Rossum are perfectly cast), but even supporting ones), unexpectedly funny, the MUSIC!!, the tone/color/cinematography, and of course, the story itself. All of these various factors melded together into that rare magical alchemy that produces the perfect film. I would love to delve into more detail here, but don't want to spoil anything. Christensen is obviously one to watch for. I am in awe that he wrote, directed and starred in this project, and am already looking forward to his future work. Much respect.


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