Before I Fall
Before I Fall (2017)

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 3, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 30, 2017
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67%
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Before I Fall's familiar ingredients are enlivened by a fresh YA perspective and a strong performance from emerging star Zoey Deutch.

Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Director Ry Russo-Young seems genuinely interested in tapping into these characters and reminding us what fresh hell adolescence brings each day, but the material resists her.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Deutch's naturalistic performance grounds the various layers of the story in a manner that keeps it from becoming either boring or wildly unrealistic.

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Scott Menzel
We Live Entertainment

Before I Fall is a life-affirming and inspirational film.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

There's little that the director, Ry Russo-Young, can do with the material's sentimental thinness, but she does something nonetheless ...

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It takes a mediocre movie like Before I Fall to illustrate how brilliant Harold Ramis' Groundhog Day is.

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Molly Laich
Missoula Independent

I can't quite recommend Before I Fall to grownups, but for teenage girls still battling social hierarchies [...] this might be just the ticket.

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Amy Nicholson
MTV

Being spineless is its own form of evil, yet Russo-Young makes Samantha such a languid, lovely waif that you forgive her as soon as she smiles.

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David Berry
Globe and Mail

Before I Fall would do better to understand its corrupted little angels before it tries to teach them something.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

A little 'Carrie,' a little 'Groundhog Day,' and a little essay about what makes us become cruel, 'Before I Fall' is a thought-provoking movie about friendships, developing a moral compass and growing up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Films based on novelizations have been around since almost the beginning of cinema. Before I Fall is the latest story to follow suit. Getting a pretty wide… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Before I Fall is just the same old stories you guys have previously seen or read. What I did not expect from this film is that they at least tried to make the… More
Glenn Gaylord
DIE. RINSE. REPEAT. - My Review of BEFORE I FALL (2 1/2 Stars) Let's rip this bandaid off right away. I am not even remotely close to being the target… More
Aldo Gandia
Finding one's moral compass is a favorite movie theme. A high school student takes that journey just like Bill Murray did in Ground Hog Day by re-living… More