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
There is a 14 year age difference between Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth who play husband and wife in this film. See more »
The doctor in the hospital prescribes Zolpidem for insomnia for a child he hasn't seen and also to a person under 18 yrs of age. See more »
No one ever really goes away. Not completely. Because they live in our minds, and in our hearts. In this story, that bully from school woke up in his bed, like nothing ever happened. And whatever made him so sad and mean, has gone. And that nice lady who cared for the boy, she came back to her husband, and they lived happily ever after. And daddy, daddy got the best present of all.
Can those things happen?
I guess that depends on you, Cody. You have an amazing gift. Who knows what can...
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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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