Movie Review: ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

CBS Philly

By Bill Wine
KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There will be no dozing off during Before I Go to Sleep, a wackadoodle mystery thriller about an extravagant case of amnesia, but there will be precious little cerebral satisfaction either.

(2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)

Oscar winners Nicole Kidman (2002’s The Hours) and Colin Firth (2011’s The King’s Speech) played husband and wife in last year’s The Railway Man and do so again in Before I Go To Sleep.

But whereas she supported him last time out, this time he returns the favor.  The former title refers to him, the latter to her.

Ahhh, symmetry.

Kidman plays Christine Lucas, a fortysomething Brit and a vulnerable amnesiac who starts each day with no memory of anything since her early twenties, her condition presumably the result of a traumatic accident of some sort in her past that has left…

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