Before I Go to Sleep

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Before I Go to Sleep

In what sounds like a distaff take on Christopher Nolan’s Memento, Nicole Kidman plays a woman who enters each day with no memory the result of an accident but one day, encounters evidence that challenges her entire existence. Writer-director Rowan Joffe (best known as the screenwriter of 28 Weeks Later and The American) adapts SJ Watson’s novel with likely ample support from Colin Firth (joining Kidman for a second time this year after the release of The Railway Man) and Mark Strong, but I can’t quite bring myself to the euphoric anticipation I had for Memento back in the day when this also sounds suspiciously like 50 First Dates. (Opens Friday at Mariemont Theater) (R) Not screened in time for review

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