Even if the similarities to Christopher Nolan’s excellent Memento (2000) are obvious, this film still looks promising. It’s packed with three very solid actors and a compelling plot. It probably won’t be as artistically inspiring as Nolan’s work, with its converging single timeline, but not every film can pull that off. Instead, Before I Go to Sleep looks a little more straightforward, and that’s not a bad thing.
A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life – as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).