Two new foster parents find out the hard way why their new charge has insomnia - and it's not exactly what they assumed. In Mike Flanagan's "Before I Wake," Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) are excited to foster Cody (newcomer Jacob Tremblay), who seems really sweet. They're still mourning their dead son, but hey, now is as good a time as any to move on, right?
As soon as Cody moves in, strange things start happening around the house, but only at night when he's asleep. When Jessie and Mark start digging a little deeper into Cody's past, they find out he has a very particular talent that he can't control. His dreams come true, which can be very cool if he's dreaming of sweet things like butterflies and your dead son, but if he has a nightmare... Well, you get the idea.
Other than the pills Cody hoards under his bed to keep him awake, there doesn't seem to be much of a solution to their dilemma. Can their little family stay alive long enough for Jessie and Mark to make sure Cody's bad dreams go bye bye?
"Before I Wake" opens May 8.
- Before I Wake (@BeforeIWakeFilm) March 13, 2015