Before I Fall (2017)

Before I Fall
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Writer: Maria Maggenti
Based on: Lauren Oliver‘s novel
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, Erica Tremblay, Liv Hewson, Diego Boneta, Jennifer Beals, Nicholas Lea
Seen on: 22.6.2017
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Plot:
Sam (Zoey Deutch) is beautiful, a good student, she runs with the popular girls, Elody (Medalion Rahimi), Lindsay (Halston Sage) and Ally (Cynthy Wu), she has a boyfriend Rob (Kian Lawley) and, as it turns out, she even has a secret admirer. Or not so secret, as Sam suspects her childhood friend Kent (Logan Miller). Things are awesome. At least for Sam. Not so much for Juliet (Elena Kampouris) who is humiliated at a part, as she’s humiliated every day at school. But after the party, Sam and her friends crash their car. And when Sam wakes up, it’s the morning of the day of the party, over and over again.

I like time travel stories, so I figured I’d give this film a shot even though I didn’t expect much from it. Before I Fall, then, was much stranger than I expected in many ways, but not necessarily in a good way. It’s entertaining, but it’s not a must see.

[Slight SPOILERS]

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Delirium (Lauren Oliver)

Delirium is the first book in the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver.

Plot:
Lena Haloway grows up in a world where love is classified as a sickness and all people are cured from it when they turn 18. Lena can’t wait to be cured in a few months since she lost her mother to the disease – she killed herself from desperation. Her best friend Hana on the other hand is experimenting with the underground, going to forbidden parties and listening to forbidden music. But everything changes when Lena meets Alex and falls in love.

Delirium was a really engaging read. I liked the world-building and the characters and the story draws you in. It wasn’t perfect, but it was very nice.

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