Before I Go To Sleep

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About this Film

'Before I Go To Sleep' follows Christine, a women with a debilitating memory problem who realises that there is something amiss about the story she is being fed.

After a catastrophic accident in her 20s, Christine (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day unable to remembering anything from after the accident. One day she uncovers some new truths and they send her into a state of paranoia - can she trust the people she relies on the most?

'Before I Go To Sleep' is adapted from S.J. Watson's best-selling novel and also features Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

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  • Cast members
    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
  • Running time
    91 minutes
  • Directed by
    Rowan Joffe
  • Language


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Reviews in the press

Total Film - 3/5 Stars

Haven’t we been here before?

Based on the 2011 bestselling book by former clinical scientist S.J. Watson, Rowan Joffe’s sophomore movie is every bit as polished-looking as his directorial debut, Brighton Rock, its action lent a sci-fi sheen by antiseptic interiors that gleam like honey.

As with Memento or, played a different way, 50 First Dates, its plot is driven by a protagonist suffering from anterograde amnesia, meaning each day she awakens with her memory wiped clean. It’s a neat enough gimmick that affords the opportunity for suspense, scares and more twists than you can shake a corkscrew at, but the action will evaporate from viewers’ minds within 24 hours.

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Read the book

Reviewer: bondgirlnotDate: 2014-10-05

Like most films, they're different from the original book. Great acting but the film felt fairly cheap budget. My friend was bored by it whilst I enjoyed it. Wouldn't bother rushing back to see it again though.


Reviewer: Claire BDate: 2014-09-26

I read the book before i saw the film and i was very disappointed. The film is nothing like the original story, so much detail was left out. If you have read the book i wouldn't bother going to see the film..


Reviewer: xx2Date: 2014-09-21

The film is so unpredictable and thrilling it really draws you in (and messes with your head a little) loved it would be sure to see it again.

Worth watching

Reviewer: Crazy girlDate: 2014-09-12

Good performances from Firth and Kidman. Bit slow to start with but gets good with a good twist at the end feel understanding to what each person is dealing with on a daily basis. Yep enjoyed it

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