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Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director:

Ry Russo-Young

Writers:

Maria Maggenti (screenplay by), Lauren Oliver (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Samantha Kingston
Halston Sage ... Lindsay Edgecomb
Logan Miller ... Kent McFuller
Kian Lawley ... Rob Cokran
Elena Kampouris ... Juliet Sykes
Cynthy Wu ... Ally Harris
Medalion Rahimi ... Elody
Erica Tremblay ... Izzy Kingston
Liv Hewson ... Anna Cartulo
Diego Boneta ... Mr. Daimler
Jennifer Beals ... Julie Kingston
Nicholas Lea ... Dan Kingston
Chelsea Gill ... Sera Grundel (as Chelsea Kaur Gill)
Roan Curtis ... Angel Cupid / Marion
Claire Margaret Corlett ... Devil Cupid
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Storyline

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has it all: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her - before she runs out of time for good.

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So many things become BEAUTIFUL when you really look. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language-all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before I Fall See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,690,214, 5 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,230,791, 21 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,498,674, 20 March 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of many movies where the protagonist must relive the same day over again in a loop. Other examples include: Groundhog Day, 12:01, Edge of Tomorrow, I Do I Do I Do, 12 Dates of Christmas, Pete's Christmas, Source Code, Happy Death Day (2017), Christmas Everyday and 2:22 (2017). See more »

Goofs

After Sam tells Lindsay why she loves her, the camera angle changes to over Sam's shoulder looking at Lindsay. The audio has the other girls laughing but you can clearly see Sam's jaw moving in sync to her previous line before Lindsay audibly says 'Asshole' See more »

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[first lines]
Samantha Kingston: [voiceover] Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for *you*, there's 1,000 or 3,000, or 10... So much time, you can bathe in it. So much time, you can waste it. But for some of us, there's only today, and what you do today matters - in the moment, and maybe into infinity... But I didn't know any of that... Until right before I fell.
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Connections

Referenced in Movie Trip!: Before I Fall (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dangerous
Written by Daniel Armbruster & Alan Wilkis
Performed by Big Data feat. Joywave
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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What a surprise!
27 August 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

When I read that this film was a cross between Groundhog Day and Mean Girls I nearly passed it up. Thank goodness I didn't, as it is a truly exceptional film, sure teen films have been done to death, but for a change the film contains empathy and soul, I know it's a cliche but Samantha's journey of discovery is well realised.

The film is well paced, very well acted, and very engaging, I found it very easy to follow the story, and understand the character's motives.

So often this type of movie features great ideas, but the execution is too blunt, Before I fall is subtle, engaging and excellent all round. I'm so surprised by its sheer quality. 9/10


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