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Before I Wake (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 2017 (USA)
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A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

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In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares. Written by Relativity

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Fear your dreams


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Rated PG-13 for violent content and terror including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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One of three movies directed by Mike Flanagan to be released in 2016, the others being Hush and Ouija: Origin Of Evil. See more »

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Jessie: [from trailer] Why do you have all these pills, Cody?
Cody: I don't like to sleep.
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Defeated
by Danny Elfman
(p) 2016 Varese Sarabande
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Do not expect a "regular" horror movie
29 July 2016 | by (Varberg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie somewhat reminded me of "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", a movie that started out like a drama and in the end felt like a fairy tale story. "Before I Wake" has the feel of a horror movie at times, but turns into, albeit a scary one, a fairy tale. The good: The actors did a fine job, especially the two leads. A well written story and the fantasy effects looks good. The bad: The monster did not look very scary, but I guess there is a reason for that in the story. The movie is promoted as a horror, I guess that will leave some viewers disappointed. This is not The Conjuring or Saw. This is a fantasy with some scary elements.


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