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If it doesn't completely avoid thriller clichés, Before I Go to Sleep still offers a stylish, fast-paced, and well-acted diversion. Read critic reviews

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Ever since a vicious attack nearly claimed her life, Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) has suffered from anterograde amnesia and is unable to form new memories. Every morning, she becomes reacquainted with her husband, Ben (Colin Firth), and the other constants in her life. In accordance with her doctor's (Mark Strong) instructions, Christine keeps a video diary. As Christine starts to uncover terrifying truths about her past, she begins to question everything -- and everyone -- around her.

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Jing Lusi
Nurse Kate
Rowan Joffe
Screenwriter
Mark Gill
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Danny Perkins
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Jenny Borgars
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Avi Lerner
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Trevor Short
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Kristina Dubin
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Boaz Davidson
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John Thompson
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J. Geyer Kosinski
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Ridley Scott
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Ben Davis
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Ed Shearmur
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Kave Quinn
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Mark Raggett
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Niamh Coulter
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  • Oct 10, 2016
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2015
    Very interesting concept that gives you the story. The movie itself is a little dull, even boring at times. The acting was good but without the consistency in presentation the film is lacking.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2015
    Well-acted, competently composed, but derivative, Before I Go to Sleep does enough to keep you interested for its short run, but not enough to make you remember it much before you decide to go to sleep yourself. When a woman undergoes a horrific accident, suffers a brain disorder causing her short-term memory to be wiped out each day. Left bewildered, she is left to put the pieces together to create one horrible puzzle. The film certainly has shades of other similarly themed thrillers, such as memento, so it can't be given too much credit for its premise. However, the film does turn in three laudable performances from its better than average cast, headlined by Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Their dynamic on screen represents the most exciting aspect of the film, with Kidman selling her role with great skill. The direction is competent, and keeps the film moving at a good solid pace. The script tries to give us twists and turns, yet they are never as impactful as the film hopes they are. This is due to poor set-up and decreasing realism. It's not lackluster but it's also not distinctive. The film simply does not distinguish itself, we see the major arcs complete before they do, and are ultimately left unimpressed by the ending. All in all, it's an okay film, but not ambitious to stand out. 3/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2015
    Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects meets Peter Segal's 50 First Dates, this colourless and tightly strung thriller is a paranoid little piece about an amnesiac woman who begins to learn things about her life and her husband that startle and disturb her. What stood out the most for me was the intriguing plot with all its twists and turns and also an unsettling performance from Colin Firth who finally breaks away from the archetype of the Mr. Darcy's he's so often cast as. The film spins and twists like a bleak carousel with not as much fun to be offered from other thrillers in the same vein, but the film is moderately enjoyable nonetheless. The repetition of the film is one of its strongest qualities and yet biggest drawbacks, as it often feels monotonous against its bleak backdrop and dark story.
    Harry W Super Reviewer

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