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Before I Disappear (2014)

 |  Drama  |  28 November 2014 (USA)
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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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Bill
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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)
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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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$2,676 (USA) (28 November 2014)

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$2,676 (USA) (28 November 2014)
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Throughout the movie, Richie has hallucinations of his dead girlfriend, Vista. "Vista" means "vision" in Spanish and Portuguese. See more »

Quotes

Bill: You know the wonderful thing about you, Rich? It's that death isn't just a destination for you. It's a part of you. It lives in you. It's woven in the fabric of your soul. There's nothing you can do but embrace the fact that every day of your life ought to be your last.
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Written and performed by David Bowie
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Beautiful and very underrated sadly
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I stumbled across it on Netflix, not expecting much, and was wildly surprised. It's beautiful and very well written and executed. A gorgeously poignant mood permeates the piece throughout, creating a near perfect setting. What could be a timeless story has just the right amount of contemporary sheen and grime and it delivers charm, heart, tears and pain all in enveloping beauty. Well directed, well shot and acted; just lovely really. If you can relate to equal amounts of hopelessness, depression and the blissful joy of life, you'll love this. What a gem by this new filmmaker. No gunfights, no car chases and no explosions, true. It was all done with an engaging story, cast and setting. Nicely sprinkled doses of subtle dark humor are also used just when they're needed. I love this film.


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