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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4
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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  92 minutes, featurettes, theatrical trailer, previews

VIDEO: 2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

 

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment/ Studio Canal/ Scott Free/ Millennium Films

RELEASE DATE: 1-27-2015

Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day remembering nothing and her last memories were from her early twenties.   She doesn’t remember her husband Ben (Colin Firth) and she has to look at a wall of pictures every day, but she gets a call from Dr. Nasch (Mark Strong) who she has been seeing in secret to help treat her condition and she has been keeping a secret video diary to help her with what she discovered on previous days.  She tries to piece together what caused her amnesia and find a way to move forward with her life as she uncovers terrifying secrets and get flashes of memory that makes her doubt whom she can trust.    BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is a great jigsaw piece mystery from writer/ director Rowan Jofee (adapting the S.J. Watson novel)   Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth have great chemistry in their second onscreen pairing (they played husband and wife first in THE RAILROAD MAN) while Mark Strong is good at playing a caring doctor as well as he can play the villain.   I liked going along the journey with Christine as she tries to piece together her past as it made me care for her journey to discover whether an accident caused her amnesia.   I would love to see Kidman and Firth star in another movie together very soon.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The extras are very brief as they are broken into three very short character fetaurettes called CHARACTER ILLUSIONS which focus on BEN, CHRISTINE, and DR. NASCH while FORGET ME NOT is a promotional featurettte that uses a lot of the same material in the CHARACTER ILLUSIONS featurette.  Rounding out the extras are a code to download and stream a digital Ultraviolet HD copy of the movie, a theatrical trailer, AND  previews for other 20th Century Fox releases including GONE GIRL, THE BEST OF ME, HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, THE DROP, IF I STAY,  and THE LONGEST WEEK.

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:   BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is a great jigsaw piece mystery thriller with a great central cast of three actors.   It is well worth watch at least once and I hope Kidman teams up with firth for another movie soon.

 

This review is 1-31-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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