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#Film Review: Netflix’s Before I Fall (2017)

Director: Ry Russo-Young

Rating: 5/5

This new film on Netflix is something I had in my list for a few weeks, but I haven’t watched it until today partly because of only 75% match and then partly because I was not in a mood for a film that deals with dying even though I do love sci-fi.

I have so many emotions racing in my head now that I do not know where to start. So, imagine if you died and then woke up again and again and again. What do you think you would do? Or, more importantly, what do you think you should do?

The film is showing us all possible psychological states one can go through if something like this was to happen, from rage and disbelief, selfishness and living life to the full, but then also selfless acts, kindness, and helping others as a true meaning of life. Being kind to each other, because that can make all the difference.

The film made me cry and it moved me as no other film managed to do so in a long time. I am not sure if any film ever managed to make me feel like this.

I was smiling and crying at the same time. Not because the film is sad but because it is simply beautiful. As Samantha (Zoey Deutch) tells us at the beginning and at the end of the film, “Maybe for you there is a tomorrow, maybe there is one thousand or ten, but for some of us there is only today”. Thus, how you chose to spend your last day makes the difference. However, people usually do not know which day is going to be their last day, so every day should be marked with kindness and selfless acts, which would make the world a better place. If we would only want the world to be a kind place.

Smart, deep, thoughtful, insightful, inspiring, and simply beautiful. Watch this, and think about what the director is telling us.

Thank you for reading.

 

 

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