Before I Fall

2017

Action / Drama / Mystery

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 66%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 12112

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Halston Sage as Lindsay Edgecomb
Zoey Deutch as Samantha Kingston
Jennifer Beals as Mrs. Kingston
Elena Kampouris as Juliet Sykes
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Orlando Somera 9 / 10

This film is much better than advertised, IMHO

Groundhog Day was played for laughs thereby selling the potential of this concept short. And though this more youthful and feminine take doesn't quite wring everything out of it, it goes much farther than the original, and that's really good to see.

Most critics point out the promise of the lead, Zoey Deutch, who is good, but for me the real star is the story and its execution. There are group scenes in this film that are incredibly natural, as if these actors were actually friends. The gabby girlfriend thing is a bit much for guys, but it moves on pretty quickly. And there's also the performance of the main baddie, Halston Sage, who manages to conjure up every snooty clique queen you've ever known.

All in all, an entertaining time at the movies showing a lot of promise for its young director, Ry Russo-Young.

Reviewed by ReganRebecca 7 / 10

Better than I was expecting

I'm pretty much sick of teen movies and I'm pretty sick of repeating movies too but I gave this one a shot and I'm not sorry I did.

Before I Fall is about Sam Kingston (a lovely Zoey Deutch), a stereotypical popular and pretty mean girl who is part of a popular mean girl crew. On cupid day (a day where the students at high school send each other flowers) Sam plans to lose her virginity to her longterm boyfriend Rob. Only at a party he gets drunk and makes out with another girl. Also crashing the party is Juliet, a former friend of Sam's who accuses her and her friends of being pathetic and bitches causing them to retaliate and throw drinks at her. Later that night as they are heading home the car Sam is in crashes but instead of ending up in the hospital... time loops and Sam wakes up on cupid day again. From here on she must figure out why time keeps looping for her and how she can stop it.

Not the most original of plot lines and some of the writing is really bad and cliché. However Before I Fall is surprisingly watchable and that's down to the actors who are really great. Deutch in particular makes a really strong compelling lead. She gives the film her all so that even though a lot of the revelations and dialogue are trite in her hands it feels very real and warm. The film is also very beautiful, director Ry Russo-Young makes it very beautiful and compelling to watch.

Not a revolutionary addition to the day-that-keeps-repeating genre, but a decent film nevertheless.

Reviewed by tabuno 9 / 10

A Ground Hog Day jDrama

Sometimes it takes awhile for comedy classic theme to become an inspiration for a takeoff that has as much potency and emotional appeal as the original. So is the case with Before I Fall using Bill Murray's comedy classic Groundhog Day (1993) repetition of "the same day." Too often movies rip off the plot of a great movie with cheaper variations of the same theme without much originality. I can't even remember most of "the same day" movies. What makes Before I Fall so special is that it takes "the same day" and makes it its own, just like the poster in the movie which tells us to be true to ourselves in living life. So much crap happens when we don't.

The plot of this movie is such that its really difficult to describe without giving away the major twist. Except hopefully one can infer the overall plot by indirectly mentioning another movie that hopefully few have seen and may want to see both simultaneously if that were possible. But another potent and emotionally compelling movie with a resonating theme is Jennifer Love Hewitt's If Only (2004).

For an alternative relief one might also watch afterwards the comedy romance My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010) or Brad Pitt's character in Meet Joe Black (1998), or the delightful live-action/animation Run, Lola Run (1998), or the parallel plots in Sliding Doors (1998).

What's valuable about this movie is its coming of age story that offers us the important lesson about how we effect others and the value of living life to the fullest.

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