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Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, 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.

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Izzy Kingston
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Sera Grundel
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Angel Cupid / Marion
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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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Live your life like there's no tomorrow... See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,690,214 (USA) (3 March 2017)

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$12,230,791 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Trivia

The protagonist wakes up every day next to a poster of butterflies. These symbolize the Butterfly Effect, which she at some point describes using birds as an example. See more »

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When Sam ran last time to save Juliet there comes a wide shot in which Sam is shown running wearing gray color clothes which she was wearing previously but actually, she should be in a crop top and jacket. 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Before I Fall/Table 19 (2017) See more »

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Genesis
Written by Grimes (as Claire Elise Boucher)
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Not about a second chance, but infinite!
4 June 2017 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

Even if you are not that into the films, you probably have seen at least a couple film related to 'time loop'. For me, this is like hundredth. When I first saw the trailer, I said 'not again'. 'Time loop' is just a concept, but the storyline for it drawn differently. It tells the story of a high school girl on the Cupid's Day, a special day for her since she has a big plan for it to remember. Like usual her day goes on and at the end of the day something goes wrong and then she wakes again on the same day in the following day which keeps repeating. Now how she's going to find a solution or the reason for it is covered in the rest of the film.

Familiar them, but well designed storyline around it. In some way, it is same as 'Groundhog Day', though it is about a teenager and more serious and tragic tale. We sometimes wish for a second chance, that's how this film was developed, but even bigger scale with a small message for teenagers.

Awesome performances, particularly Zoey. Predictable scenes, so I had thought of couple of ending that did not happen. And I also disappointed how it concluded. Not the best solution, yet an unexpected twist. Originally the film was based on the book of the same name. This is a small budget and a quality film. The direction was good, very rich in presentation. Definitely not bad for once viewing.

6/10


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