Before I Fall

Before I Fall

Before I Fall

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).

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.

2017Rating: M, Offensive language99 minsUSA
Drama

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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Stuff

Stuff

press

Charismatic and compelling...

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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.

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Vulture

Vulture

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Stuff

Stuff

press

Charismatic and compelling...

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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.

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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