Saturday, February 21, 2015

Film Review - Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Before I go to Sleep tells the tale of Christine (Nicole Kidman) a woman who has suffered a terrible accident that causes her memory to reset every morning she wakes up next to her husband Ben (Colin Firth) but with the help of Dr Nasch (Mark Strong) there could be much more buried under the surface.

Thinking about this film it was very hard for me to escape the memory of 1991's Shattered which was made by Wolfgang Petersen and starred Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi and Joanne Walley and did this subject matter a whole lot better but before I delve more into that I will talk about what I did like and that was the principal three actors, all of them (even Kidman) were pretty good I thought especially Firth and Strong though it was hard not to think of Kingsman the Secret Service while watching them here.

But despite that I found this to be a pretty silly thriller as well as a fairly predictable one right down to the other person who promises to fill in the gaps as well as the one moment where everything comes together but all I could think of was "see I knew this would happen, regular as clockwork" and as a result I didn't really care about how the whole thing came together in the end.

So all in all Before I Go to Sleep can stay in Bed and Shattered was a far better film, 1.5 out of 5.

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