• Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Before I Go to Sleep

Release Date: October 31st, 2014

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff, Adam Levy, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jing Lusi, Rosie MacPherson

Director: Rowan Joffe

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Millennium Films, Scott Free Productions

Distributors: Clarius Entertainment

Keywords: Office, Hotel, 2010s, House, Survival, Husband, Dark, Pursuit, Mystery, Intense, Friend, Car, Brooding, Doctor, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Before I Go to Sleep emerges as a mystery — one with a slow burn leading to a big payoff. But what keeps the movie going, beyond questions of what is true and what is false, are the issues raised by the illness itself. show more

  • 50
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s bestseller honors the lurid spirit of the page-turner enough to satisfy fans, but he doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper the way. show more

  • 60
    James RocchiTheWrap

    Before I Go To Sleep‘s combination of talents on both sides of the camera means that while it may not rocket you to the edge of your seat as quickly and cruelly as the recent “Gone Girl,” it's hardly a snooze. show more

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