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Sunday, December 07, 2014

entry arrow8:46 AM | Stay Amnesiac, Nicole





Rowan Joffé's Before I Go to Sleep (2014), starring Nicole Kidman as a housewife with retrograde amnesia who wakes up every day beside a man she can't recall but who claims to be her husband, is a wasted exercise in the mystery thriller narrative that somehow skims our memories of Kidman's powerful performance in John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole (2010) but does that great disservice by giving us instead the hammy convolutions of Harold Becker's Malice (1993). Remember that travesty? This new film follows exactly the same ponderous twists as that misfire.

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