20 February 2015

Book to DVD Movie Review - Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

OSCAR® Winners Nicole Kidman* and Colin Firth** deliver riveting performances in this tense thriller based on the best-selling novel that features a shocking twist ending you will never see coming. Kidman plays Christine, a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing, due to a mysterious accident in her past. But when she tries to piece together her former life, she uncovers terrifying secrets that leave her with no one she can trust, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Firth).

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Review: 4 Stars - When I was asked to review this movie, I read the synopsis and was sold on three key words – tense, thriller and twist. Some of the best movies (and books) are filled with twists you don’t seen coming. Some of those also are rather tense and I mean being a thriller on top of it all is just the icing on the cake.

I do have to be honest that also when I read what this movie was about I wondered if it’d remind me anything of another movie that I love where the female lead wakes up not remembering anything from her past, even the day before. And it did happen… I did think of this other movie from time to time. It was only when Nicole Kidman’s character was waking up each morning without any memory otherwise there’s nothing else even remotely similar, which was something I was extremely thankful for.

One comment I did have while watching was that Colin Firth’s character was so unlike anything I’ve ever seen him play before. He really did a great job and added such a wonderful layer to this story that I again was remind just how much I love this actor.

There were a few parts in the story that I questioned and it’s this alone that I wouldn’t give the movie a higher rating.

Also, I should mention that I’m a bad reader as I haven’t read this book before watching the movie so I have no idea how closely they followed along with the authors originally story and plot. Yet the movie was very entertaining and did keep me somewhat on the edge of my seat from just about the first scene right through to almost the last.

Future viewers get ready for a crazy mind bending ride that’ll keep you guessing who’s who and what’s going on until the conclusion just like I did.

I recommend this movie to those who love to be kept guessing and like the tense twists and turns. I’ll be eager to give the authors next title a try to see what his writings like. Movie watchers go enjoy!

Before I Go To Sleep Blu-ray

Street Date: January 27, 2014
Prebook Date: December 17, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: EnglishDTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating R
Total Run Time: 118 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

Before I Go To Sleep DVD

Street Date: January 27, 2014
Prebook Date: December 17, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: EnglishDD 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating R
Total Run Time: 118 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

Special Features

Character Illusions: Ben
Character Illusions: Christine
Character Illusions: Dr. Nasch
Forget Me Not
Theatrical Trailer

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Title: Before I Go to Sleep
Author: S.J. Watson
Publisher: Harper, 368 Pages (August 26th, 2014 Paperback tie in)
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The sensational New York Times bestseller—now a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

“As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I am still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me... ”

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.

Welcome to Christine’s life.

About the Author:

S J Watson was born in the UK, lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years.

In 2011 Watson's debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was released to critical acclaim. It has now been published in over 40 languages, and has become an international bestseller, winning numerous awards.

The movie of Before I Go To Sleep, starrring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, is due for worldwide release in Autumn 2014. Watson's second book is out in Spring 2015.

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Thank you to 20th Century Fox for providing the copy of this dvd for review. 

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