Before I Fall

2017

Action / Drama / Mystery

209
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 66%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 24467

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Cast

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 tabuno 9 / 10

A Ground Hog Day Drama That Excels

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.

Reviewed by Ryan Jentzsch 7 / 10

Mean Girls meets Ground Hog Day is accurate

Plot: 6

Themes and Tone: 9

Acting and Characters: 8

Direction: 6

Music and Score: 5

Cinematography: 8

Production Design: 10

Special Effects: 7

Editing: 9

Pacing: 5

Dialogue: 9

Plot: Has been done before. This movie in the context of high school.

Themes and Tone: The move goes for a dark theme and achieves it. On this level the film made an emotional impression on me.

Acting and Characters: Strong stereotypes but the female lead and especially Halston Sage's performances make up for this.

Direction: The movie is a slow start and spends too much time establishing the main characters as a typical mean girl clique. Part of the issue is the story itself (it's repetitive).

Score and Music: I saw this movie with my daughter. I asked if she recognized any of the music in the film. She said no. Not music I would choose to listen to.

Cinematography: This is actually one of the best features of the movie. Nice smooth camera work. Interesting angles and close-ups when needed.

Production Design: Sets and backdrop are very believable and added to the overall theme of the movie.

Special Effects: Aside from one jump scare pretending to be a special effect this aspect of the film is done well.

Editing: Transitions between scenes and other editing is clean and flows.

Pace: A slow start and eventually picks up to a decent pace.

Dialogue: Well done. The film is repetitive due to it's nature. Even so each scene of dialog is needed and adds to the movie.

I was surprised that I liked this movie more than I thought I would. I went because my daughter wanted to see a movie and she chose this one.

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.

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