Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Before I Go To Sleep

Continuing the theme of psychological thrillers, Onagh and I went to see Before I Go To Sleep after work tonight at the Kino Cinemas.  Based on the novel by S. J. Watson, the film stars Nicole Kidman as Christine Lucas, a 40 year-old woman who wakes up each morning with no memory of her life post her early twenties.  Her husband Ben (Colin Firth) has to patiently explains who he is each day and that she suffers from amnesia after a traumatic brain injury ten years earlier.  Wanting to get better, Christine starts to secretly see Dr. Nasch (Mark Strong), a neurologist who gets her to keep a video diary at the end of each day with any thoughts and memories she has.  He then rings her in the morning to tell her about the camera and gets her to watch her previous recordings.  He also takes her to places that will hopefully jog her memory in order to put together what happened to her.  The movie is tense throughout as you learn more about her past and the fact that Ben is hiding things from her.  Overall I thought it was good, but I really didn't like the ending at all as it didn't fit with the tone of the rest of the film.

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