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At Theaters: 10/31/2014 On Video: 1/27/2015
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 32 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600434
Studio: Clarius Entertainment
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The story of a woman who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life - as well as everyone in it, including her doctor and even her husband.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Mystery Thriller - This is a suspense/mystery/thriller based on the best selling novel of the same name. Fans of Nicole Kidman will enjoy this major star showcase. Colin Firth and Mark Strong have smaller but strong supporting roles. Language, sexual content, and some brutal, bloody violence make this definitely not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicole Kidman THE RAILWAY MAN, STOKER, THE PAPERBOY, TRESPASS
Colin Firth MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, THE RAILWAY MAN
Mark Strong GREEN LANTERN, THE EAGLE, THE WAY BACK, ROBIN HOOD
Director: Rowan Joffe THE AMERICAN, LAST RESORT, 28 WEEKS LATER
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Production Notes Heading
About The Film
About The Production
About The Locations
Anatomy of a Thriller
Behind The Book
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 5 F-words; 4 S-words; a couple of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody beatings and brutal hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: A foot chase and a struggle.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Before I Go to Sleep is on solid ground when laying the framework and asking questions. It goes off the rails when it starts providing resolutions.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average To be fair, the fact that Kidman gets this much honest emotion out of this script is a testament to her skill level. With a lesser actress, the result would be even more disingenuous. She gives it her all. The movie just gives nothing back to her.

NY Post Full Review
Average Unfortunately, the film turns out to be not quite as twisty as promised: it's less a pretzel than it is a Cheez Curl. And I do mean cheez: The resolution, when it comes, is wholly lacking in nutritional value.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 58 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
24
Fairly High
96%
30+Adults (F)
31
Fairly High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 58 moviegoers:
TEENS: The two males loved "Before I Go To Sleep."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The one female rated it "above average."
ADULTS: For both the males and females these are decent reviews but certainly not great. About 20% to 25% loved this movie with another 40% indicating they enjoyed it very much. That means just over half truly enjoyed "Before I Go To Sleep." Unfortunately, a high percentage felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable) with about 10% more rating it even lower.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
I'm awake...but where am I? These aren't my things. This isn't my bedroom. What am I doing here? Who is this man sleeping next to me?

Who is this woman in the mirror? This isn't me. She's...old.

Why are there pictures of me with this man covering his bathroom wall? Why am I wearing a wedding dress in this picture? I can't be married to him - I don't even know who he is.

Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) wakes every day frightened and confused. She's sleeping next to a man who says he's her husband in a home he tells her is theirs, but none of this is familiar to her. She thinks she is a single woman in her 20s when, in actuality, she is a 40-year-old married woman. Christine suffers from psychogenic amnesia, as the result of a traumatic accident, and remembers nothing from her recent past - not the accident itself, nor her marriage to her husband Ben (Colin Firth).

Each day, Ben must introduce himself to her and explain their life together. He tells her she had a car accident years ago and lost her memory because of it. She can store up information throughout the day, but each night as she sleeps, everything she has learned about herself, her life and what caused her condition is erased from her memory.

One day, Christine receives a phone call from Dr. Nasch (Mark Strong), a neuropsychologist specializing in her condition, who tells her they have been working with one another - without Ben's knowledge - to help her regain her memory. He explains that she was the victim of no ordinary accident, but rather a violent attack after which she was left for dead. Dr. Nasch provides Christine with a digital camera and tasks her to record daily messages with information she learns about her past.

As she pieces together her video diary entries, terrifying new truths emerge that force her to question everything she thinks she knows about her life, as well as everyone in it: Is Ben telling the truth about what happened? What are Dr. Nasch's true intentions? What secrets have I been keeping? Who attacked me that night? And her existence shapes itself around a bigger question - who can she trust?

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