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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

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A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Director:

Rowan Joffe

Writers:

Rowan Joffe, S.J. Watson (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nicole Kidman ... Christine
Colin Firth ... Ben
Mark Strong ... Dr. Nasch
Ben Crompton ... Warehouse Caretaker
Anne-Marie Duff ... Claire
Adam Levy ... Ben
Gabriel Strong Gabriel Strong ... Boy on Bike
Flynn MacArthur Flynn MacArthur ... Boy in Dream (as Flynn Macarthur)
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Adam
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Storyline

Forty seven year old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. Written by Nebzyl

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Who Do You Trust?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some brutal violence and language | See all certifications »

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UK | USA | France | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antes de despertar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,843,347, 31 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,963,012, 7 November 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, Christine's diary is in the form of a journal / notebook, whereas in the film it is a camera. See more »

Goofs

Claire tells Christine (while the latter is at home) that she can meet her at Greenwich Observatory and be there "in an hour". As Christine was taken to Ascot District Hospital from home, it is reasonable to assume she lives in Berkshire - and therefore would not have been able to reach Greenwich Observatory in less than an hour as she is seen waiting for Claire. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Christine: Who are you?
Ben: I'm your husband... Ben.
Christine: What?
Ben: We got married in 1999. That was 14 years ago. Christine, you're 40.
[hands her her clothes]
Ben: You had an accident. It was a bad accident. You had head injuries. And you have problems remembering things.
Christine: What things? What...?
Ben: Everything. You store up information for a day, and when you wake up in the morning, it's all gone. You're back to your early 20s. You'll be okay. Just... trust me.
Christine: I'm scared.
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Featured in Projector: Before I Go to Sleep (2014) See more »

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You Keep Me Hangin' On
Performed by The Supremes
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier (uncredited) and
Eddie Holland (as Holland, James Jnr)
Published by Jobete Music/EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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Not that original but worth watching
19 September 2014 | by adrianwarner777See all my reviews

Overview: Clever, emotional, Kidman in her 40's is a totally different actress (hopefully she'll get a role that will become a classic).

If you've seen 50 First Dates and Momento then you will have this movie pretty much figured out in the first 15 minutes or so. However that said it still manages to leave you just as uncertain about what's going on along with Kidman's character until the reveal. Careful observation will give you the clues though. The plot is clever and as you'd expect Colin Firth acts superbly and Mark Strong is also very good as the Doctor. As for Nicole Kidman I must confess age has done her wonders, gone is that teenage look that may have prevented here being taken seriously for "heavy" parts. The Others was a bit wooden (although the character did require that in fairness), Australia would have benefited from Nicole's more mature look. She is excellent, pulling you in to her confusion and roller coaster of emotions she goes through with each day and set of new facts she finds out. I really enjoyed this movie and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a clever thriller without the pointless need for tons of special effects.

DON'T read spoilers, they really will ruin the film for you.


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