You know, despite some plot contrivance and highly questionable medical accuracy, I actually quite enjoyed this film. It's a good mix of drama and mystery, and I can honestly say that it swerved me several times. The quality cast elevates it as well, with Nicole Kidman in excellent form and Colin Firth delivering one of the most complex performances of his career.
La vision cauchemardesque d'Un jour sans fin donne un thriller plutôt efficace mais convenu. La tension est au rendez-vous, les acteurs plutôt convaincants, l'intrigue plutôt réussie, vous faisant passer d'un sentiment l'autre à mesure qu'on s'enfonce dans les méandres de la remémoration de Nicole Kidman. Bref, le thriller nous manipule très bien. Que demander de plus ?
Despite a very accomplished cast and some fine acting by the three main leads this was quite dull. The fault is that the script does not give much suspense or psychological insight. The direction is good but squanders the few potential passages of suspense that is offered. This is a movie that a young De Palmas might have made work.
I just CAN'T REMEMBER anything actually good about this. Two Oscar winners doing a cheap thriller, with a plot falling apart at the seams, twists and revelations that mostly fell flat, and a couple of stupid jump scares. One star for Kidman and another for Firth... they tried their best, but it was helpless.
It's a shame this film will forever live in the shadow of the much better MEMENTO. Premise is almost exactly the same: An accident. Memory loss. Mystery solving. Twist. But BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP's gender change makes the lead character more sensuous and vulnerable. Plus, director Rowan Joffe gets another chance to explore love and obsession after the masterful BRIGHTON ROCK. Oh, last film ever to use Fuji stock :(