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Before I Wake (2016)




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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. BEFORE I WAKE stars Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Thomas Jane (TV's "Hung"), Annabeth Gish (TV's "Pretty Little Liars"), Dash Mihok (TV's "Ray Donovan") and introducing Jacob Tremblay as Cody.(C) Relativity


Critic Reviews for Before I Wake

All Critics (14)

Before I Wake doesn't have the story nor the suspense to keep it engaging, making this Flanagan's first misfire.

May 18, 2017 | Full Review…

A rare disappointment from Mike Flanagan...

May 2, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A dramatic-supernatural escape that, rather than scaring you, it will make you sleepy. [Full review in Spanish]

February 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

We're still not sure when Before I Wake will get a release, but I can tell you at least this much: it hasn't been delayed for reasons of quality. It's actually pretty fantastic, truth be told.

September 23, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Well-acted and directed but falls apart towards the end.

August 3, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

A movie about the differences about the way kids and adults perceive the world. [Full review in Spanish]

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Before I Wake


What could have been a great psychological drama about loss and healing turns out to be a frustrating and tonal mess after a promising beginning. Full review on filmotrope. com

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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It's messy, they really gloss over the whole CPS process, and there are a lot of loose ends left untied at the end. The films definitely has its problems, but the crux of the story has this unique take on magical realism, and some interesting perspectives on the dream state, the dark corners of our imagination, and our subconscious.

Hayden Blades
Hayden Blades

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