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Before I Fall also known as “Antes de Vos Deixar,” “Antes que Eu Vá,” “Mielött elmegyek”

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for mature thematic content involving drinking, sexuality, bullying, some violent images, and language-all involving teens.
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Primary Audience:
Teens Adults
Teen Mystery Drama Adaptation
1 hr. 39 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 21, 2017 (festival)
March 3, 2017 (wide—2,346 theaters)
DVD: May 30, 2017
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Featuring: Zoey Deutch … Samantha Kingston
Liv Hewson … Anna Cartullo
Logan Miller … Kent
Jennifer BealsMrs. Kingston
Halston Sage … Lindsay
Elena Kampouris … Juliet Sykes
Alyssa Lynch … Lola
Diego Boneta … Samantha’s Teacher
Kian Lawley … Rob
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Director: Ry Russo-Young
Producer: Awesomeness Films
Jon Shestack Productions
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Distributor: Open Road Films

“What if today was the only day of the rest of your life?”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “This movie is based on the best selling young adult novel by Lauren Oliver.

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) 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 future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her—before she runs out of time for good.

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.”

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Movie Critics
…an intense teen movie done really well…
Anna Sargent, Fairfax Media New Zealand
…“Before I Fall” will win you over… unexpectedly compelling…
Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic
…effective teen drama… …leaves a lasting impression… [B]
Adam Graham, The Detroit News
…confident, tonally on-point adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s 2010 young-adult novel… Life lessons delivered over a single day, relived over and over…
Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
…Director Russo-Young finds ways of making the day in question feel fresh each time Sam lives it, while giving the overall presentation a look, feel, and voice that's distinct. …
Peter Debruge, Variety
…does manage to smartly dig into the real-world consequences of bullying and arrive at a provocative conclusion by having its main character live her final day on Earth over and over until she gets it right. …[2½/4]
Brian Truitt, USA Today
…Like “Groundhog Day” without the laughs, because there’s nothing funny about reliving the same fatal crash night after horrible night. …
Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News
…As the movie points out what it sees as typical teen girl behavior—including wild partying, obsession over appearance, casual attitudes about sex, and rampant, hurtful cruelty—we get quite an eyeful. …
Bob Hoose, Plugged In