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Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director:

Ry Russo-Young

Writers:

Maria Maggenti (screenplay by), Lauren Oliver (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Samantha Kingston
Halston Sage ... Lindsay Edgecomb
Logan Miller ... Kent McFuller
Kian Lawley ... Rob Cokran
Elena Kampouris ... Juliet Sykes
Cynthy Wu ... Ally Harris
Medalion Rahimi ... Elody
Erica Tremblay ... Izzy Kingston
Liv Hewson ... Anna Cartulo
Diego Boneta ... Mr. Daimler
Jennifer Beals ... Julie Kingston
Nicholas Lea ... Dan Kingston
Chelsea Gill ... Sera Grundel (as Chelsea Kaur Gill)
Roan Curtis ... Angel Cupid / Marion
Claire Margaret Corlett ... Devil Cupid
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Storyline

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has it all: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her - before she runs out of time for good.

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Maybe for you there's a tomorrow See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language-all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film, a Universal Studios production, was coincidentally released only 7 months apart from Happy Death Day (2017), also by Universal, another film featuring a time loop where the protagonist must relive the same day over and over again. See more »

Goofs

When Lindsay picks up Sam for the first time, the exhaust on the car indicated that the engine was cold. Even if she lived close by, after only a minute the water vapor coming out of the tail pipe is not visible. On subsequent pickups, there are no vapor clouds coming from the tailpipe, indicating the engine and exhaust system was at least moderately warm. See more »

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Samantha Kingston: [voiceover] Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for *you*, there's 1,000 or 3,000, or 10... So much time, you can bathe in it. So much time, you can waste it. But for some of us, there's only today, and what you do today matters - in the moment, and maybe into infinity... But I didn't know any of that... Until right before I fell.
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Connections

Referenced in Movie Trip!: Before I Fall (2017) See more »

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On the Regular
Written by Shamir (as Shamir Bailey) & Nick Sylvester
Performed by Shamir
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Strong acting and cinematography fall to predictable writing. For teens only.
2 March 2017 | by tiff-ingSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to attend a press screening of #BeforeIFallMovie. In case you didn't know, this story is originally a YA book of the same name by bestselling author Lauren Oliver. It centers on Samantha, a popular high school student who is your quintessential mean girl. On the school's "Cupid Day", meaning the day that Valentine-grams with roses go out, Sam and her best friends end up in a car accident at the end of the night. When Sam next wakes up, it's Cupid Day again, and she discovers that she is reliving the same day over and over again.

The movie was beautifully filmed, with gorgeous Pacific Northwest landscapes, and dark, brooding palates. Zoey Deutch and the rest of the actors do a really good job portraying the various characters, but as with many teen movies, I found myself totally frustrated with the "Baes", Sam's mean girl group. I was just NOT HERE for their bitchiness and bullying. The pacing was a bit quick for the character development, although I understand the book does this better - it's a movie, what can you do.

The bigger issue for me was that it was hard to enjoy the character development because the dialogue and plot were predictable. There are a lot of moments when I felt like the narrative was trying very hard to be "deep," and as an adult, it just ended up feeling clichéd to me.

That said, I think a lot of teens will like this movie, particularly those who are questioning what it means to live and survive and be a good person. I know 15-year old me definitely would have eaten up this Mean Girls meets Groundhog Day story.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before I Fall See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,690,214, 5 March 2017

Gross USA:

$12,241,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,373,843
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2.35 : 1
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