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Before We Go (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 July 2015 (USA)
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Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.

Director:

Chris Evans

Writers:

Ronald Bass (screenplay) (as Ron Bass), Jen Smolka (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chris Evans ... Nick
Alice Eve ... Brooke
Emma Fitzpatrick ... Hannah
John Cullum ... Harry
Mark Kassen ... Danny
Elijah Moreland Elijah Moreland ... Cole
Daniel Spink ... Tyler
Grim Reaper Q. ... Mohawk (as Grim Reaper Q)
Dorothi Fox Dorothi Fox ... Woman
Allie Woods Jr. Allie Woods Jr. ... Man (as Allie Woods)
Fenton Lawless ... Janitor
Troy Caylak ... Cabbie #1 (as Turhan Caylak)
Tony White Tony White ... Cabbie #2
Scott Evans ... Concierge
Kevin Carolan ... Driver
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Storyline

A woman misses the 1:30 train from New York to Boston and a street musician spends the night trying to help her make it back home before her husband does. Throughout the night they learn a lot about one another and eventually find a romance. Written by Ron Bass

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One night can change your whole life

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive content. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Centricity See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,225, 11 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,047, 27 September 2015
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the train scene Alice Eve's character describes feeling out of place during her time in London for her work and needing to get away. Ironically enough, Alice Eve is an English actress who splits her time living in London and Los Angeles. See more »

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When Nick is playing his trumpet in the subway, the sound is that of a muted horn but the visual shows no mute in the trumpet. See more »

Quotes

Harry: You can't allow the ones you love to determine how you love.
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References Sex and the City (1998) See more »

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Traficando
Written by Mohammed Ait Bassou, Steven Stiegelmeyer Jr. and Javier Perez
Performed by Guero Loco
Courtesy of 210 Inc.
By arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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Easy to criticize, but done with great compassion
19 August 2015 | by Serge_ZehnderSee all my reviews

To bash this movie as a "Before Sunrise" knockoff is easy, and maybe even somewhat true. But at the same time it would be missing the point.

Yes Chris Evans' directorial debut is also about two characters who experience a chance meeting and spend a night together. But "Before We Go" is if anything about adult choices and confronting their consequences. The exuberance of romantic love that is part of Richard Linklater's 1995 masterpiece is merely the starting point here. Nick (Chris Evans) and Brooke (Alice Eve) are beyond their college years and try to make amends with elements of their past.

The strolling poetry of "Before Sunrise" is turned into an odyssey that throws the couple into various directions. Kismet is of course the essence of the story and it has to be said that the screenplay sometimes struggles with the very basic conceit of a night in New York. But...there are a few scenes that are spellbindingly played by the two wonderful leads and a few truths about love and heartbreak are uttered that remain very real.

It could also be said that the movie delves into certain elements of "Before Midnight", even though it never reaches the depth of that movie either.

Yet "Before We Go" merits a viewing for those introspective souls who put their faith in destiny while being sometimes at odds with their journey.


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