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Anne-Marie Duff
Review: 'Before I Go To Sleep'
Review: 'Before I Go To Sleep'

"Before I Go To Sleep" is a risky title for a genre exercise intended to keep viewers bolt upright in their seats, handing mirthful critics a ready-made punch line at the first sign of lethargy. The good news is that Rowan Joffe's adaptation of S.J. Watson's 2011 publishing phenom is far from a snooze; the bad news is that it's the film's escalating ludicrousness that holds our attention. Starring Nicole Kidman as a short-term-memory amnesiac unsure whether she's being played by her husband, her shrink or both, the film's premise could be more pithily described as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: 50 First Dates." For the bulk of its running...