BE­FORE I GO TO SLEEP

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.35PM, FOX­TEL MAS­TER­PIECE

In the an­nals of am­ne­sia movies, this one may not be re­mem­bered fondly, if at all. In its most com­pelling stretches – which are all too few and far be­tween – this som­bre psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller shapes as a mid- strength Me­mento. How­ever, when ur­gency lev­els drop, the fi lm leaves you with no choice but to day­dream about what might have been. Ni­cole Kid­man stars as a Bri­tish house­wife whose mem­ory self- erases each evening. Ev­ery morn­ing she must then de­cide who she should trust for the on­com­ing day: her hus­band ( Colin Firth) or ther­a­pist ( Mark Strong). The who’s- dup­ing- who co­nun­drum sup­plies plenty of twists and turns, but few of them achieve any real im­pact.

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