Before I Fall

Before I Fall
Before I Fall
  • PG-13
  • 1h 38m
  • 2017
Fresh64%
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Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. But after one fateful night, Sam is trapped reliving the same day over and over, and starts to question just how perfect her life really was. As she untangles the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of those closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference – before she runs out of time for good. Based on the best-selling novel, Before I Fall is a moving exploration of courage, kindness, and second chances.

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Critics Consensus: Before I Fall's familiar ingredients are enlivened by a fresh YA perspective and a strong performance from emerging star Zoey Deutch.
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Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Before I Fall is based on Lauren Oliver's best-selling young-adult novel about 17-year-old Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch), who, after a seemingly fatal car accident, wakes up to live the same Friday over and over again. The movie, like the book, has plenty of iffy teen behavior, including partying, sex, verbal and physical bullying, and lying. On some of the repeated days, there's stronger language (including one use of "f--king hell," plus the occasional "b-tch" and "s--t") and more sexual behavior (there's one sex scene, and Sam even propositions a teacher one day) than others. But the day always ends in a party with underage drinking and either a careless-driving-related accident or suicide. In the end, though, the movie poses questions about how teens want to be remembered and has messages about the importance of second chances, the role of empathy, and the value of redemption, courage, and communication.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 3, 2017
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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