If you saw The Time Traveler’s Wife and were as gutted as I am with how they threw away a fantastic opportunity to create a stonking time-travel movie, you’ve probably spent many an hour bitterly wishing it were actually possible to travel back through time and have another crack at it. Well somehow Richard Curtis appears to have done just that.
This is pretty much that same story, sort of, with one of the same cast, only done over here, done better, and in his trade mark style. Don’t be put off by the misleading movie poster (as I was) – this film kicks ass.
If you enjoyed The Boat That Rocked, or Love Actually, you will LOVE this.
Last night finally got around to seeing Before I Go To Sleep.
Imagine the plot of Fifty First Dates …but sent in an entirely different direction, as if Alfred Hitchcock had been at the reigns.
Would I watch it again? Probably not. It was a good story, lots of twists and turns, solid performances from a strong cast, but… well… it felt like there was something missing. In the closing minutes I found myself waiting for a REALLY big twist… one that that would knock me off my chair and reward me for my investment… but… nothing. Which was a shame. Maybe I’m just hard to please.
We got it because the trailer made us laugh. The concept and storyline is pretty good. It’s kind of Men In Black meets Ghost Busters, but it falls short of both those classic feel-good movies by a) being extremely hard to hear (I swear all the actors were mumbling) and b) the script appears to have been dashed off the night before filming.
With the exception of Kevin Bacon it’s got a strong cast.
Finally got to see this last night. Still trying to figure out what I thought of it.
I think the problem this film has is that you never really get the sense that Johnny Depp’s transcended character is actually ‘bad’. So as the film progresses the ‘good guys’ (the ones with the guns who do all the shooting) seem more and more misguided. You start to think, “let the AI change the whole blinkin’ world and network the whole human race! Can it be any worse than what we have?” That feeling is amplified when Will finally manages to become ‘human’ again and loses the whole ‘I’m sorry Dave I can’t do that’ aspect to his personality. So when the ‘good guys’ (with their guns) finally win the day the whole film is ultimately unsatisfying.
Trailer? Ok here it is…….or I’ve made it even easier by including it below.