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Before I Disappear (2014)

Unrated | | Drama | 28 November 2014 (USA)
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At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

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Shawn Christensen
16 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Christensen ... Richie
Fatima Ptacek ... Sophia
Emmy Rossum ... Maggie
Paul Wesley ... Gideon
Ron Perlman ... Bill
Richard Schiff ... Bruce Warham
Fran Kranz ... Darren
Hani Avital ... Dead Girl
Isabelle McNally ... Vista
Sean Ringgold ... Devon
Joseph DeVito ... The Collector
Michael Drayer ... Jordan
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Blonde Woman
Joe Perrino ... Ellis (as Joseph Perrino)
James Andrew O'Connor ... Cody
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Storyline

A troubled young man and his strait-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar-winning short. As his life hits rock bottom, 20-something Richie decides to end it all, only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister to babysit her precocious daughter. So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in the unlikeliest of places. Written by IFC Films

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curfew See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,676, 30 November 2014

Gross USA:

$10,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,078
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film playing in the background of Gideon's party is Buster Keaton's "The General" See more »

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[first lines]
Richie: Dear Vista, I've been meaning to write this note for a long time, but as you know, I'm not very good at expressing myself. So I'll just say this. I miss your smile. I would say that I hope this note finds you well, but as these things go, that won't be the case.
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Version of Curfew (2012) See more »

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Elephant
Written by Kevin Parker and Jay Watson
Performed by Tame Impala
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Enterprises
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I hardly ever review, but this film is really good
7 December 2014 | by MichaelRusseckSee all my reviews

This movie was a gem. I just saw it today, and it was very powerful. Sean Christiansen(sp?) was phenomenal, as was pretty much everyone else including a very invested performance by Paul Wesley (Vampire Diaries) After watching I checked out the background to find out that Sean, the lead was also the writer and director.. what a feat! I was pretty damn impressed by this unknown actor's performance, let alone the direction, and couldn't't help but liken his acting chops to a young Ed Norton (who I also think is great!) I really hope people see this movie... The critics have it underrated, as seen by the user reviews. It was honest in writing, acting, production, etc... a cohesive, unique and moving film... at least for me!


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