Forty-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
Director Rowan Joffe had originally been given the manuscript of the film by TV producer Liza Marshall, with no cover. Initially reading and thinking it was a memoir/straight drama in novel form, he was shocked to discover it was a thriller as he read more. See more »
Just after Christine wakes from a nightmare, we hear Dr.Nasch on the phone explaining he's a neuropsychologist at University College, London; but in the next scene she sees his name badge, which shows he works at Westland Psychiatric Hospital. See more »
Who are you?
I'm your husband... Ben.
We got married in 1999. That was 14 years ago. Christine, you're 40.
[hands her her clothes]
You had an accident. It was a bad accident. You had head injuries. And you have problems remembering things.
What things? What...?
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.
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The plot of the film is similar to 50 First Dates, where a woman wakes up each morning forgetting everything that happened in her past after her accident that caused the amnesia. However, the film does a good job keeping the audience guessing who is real and who the true villain is until the very end. There were a few times that my jaw was on the ground, eyes were wide, I grasped the seat and stopped breathing when a new plot twist appeared. The trailers for this film do not do it justice. I was completely entertained and enjoyed the film.
There is only one sex scene, no nudity, but there are a few brutal violence scenes as well as some strong language in this film. I would not recommend this film for young viewers. The film is only 90 minutes, but it moves fast and new things are revealed throughout the film. I would not recommend leaving the film once it starts as you may miss a key scene.
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