Before I Fall

Before I Fall

(2017)

What if today was the only day of the rest of your life?

Groundhog day drama based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Oliver. Stars Zoey Deutch and is directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Ry Russo-Young (You Wont Miss Me).... More

February 12 is just another day in Sam's (Deutch) charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.Hide

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  • Russo-Young finds ways of making the day in question feel fresh each time Sam lives it, while giving the overall presentation a look, feel, and voice that's distinct from the vast swatch of YA movies. Full Review

  • This neatly written Heathers-meets-Groundhog Day high-concept package delivers both technical polish and a toothsome yet likeable cast. Full Review

  • A serious and sincere teenage fantasy about fate and goodwill, which should satisfy its built-in young audience and others looking for wholesome entertainment with a positive message. Full Review

  • The film mostly retains its humanity, largely thanks to Deutch's performance and Russo-Young's insistence on keeping her at the forefront of almost every shot. Full Review

  • Takes an unapologetically silly conceit and wrings from it a surprisingly nimble and affecting survey of contemporary teenage attitudes and anxieties. Full Review

  • "Before I Fall" is tactful rather than maudlin, tasteful rather than lurid, soothing rather than creepy. None of that is good news. Full Review

  • Russo-Young embraces girl culture without condescending to it. That's enough to carry you over the sappy hurdles and lift Before I Fall above the YA herd. It's a small comfort, but we'll take it. Full Review

  • It would be a shame if Before I Fall was reduced to something as simple as “Teen Groundhog Day” when it has more to offer. Full Review

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