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Before I Wake (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 5 January 2018 (USA)
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A couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

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Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Bosworth ... Jessie
Thomas Jane ... Mark
Jacob Tremblay ... Cody
Annabeth Gish ... Natalie
Topher Bousquet Topher Bousquet ... Canker Man
Dash Mihok ... Whelan
Jay Karnes ... Peter
Lance E. Nichols ... Detective
Antonio Evan Romero Antonio Evan Romero ... Sean (as Antonio Romero)
Kyla Deaver ... Annie
Hunter Wenzel ... Tate
Scottie Thompson ... Teacher
Jason Alan Smith ... Vice Principal
Michael Polish ... Charlie
Brett Murray ... Uniformed Officer (as Brett Luciana Murray)
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Storyline

In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares. Written by Relativity

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Fear your dreams


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content and terror including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Somnia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,965,086
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a 14 year age difference between Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth who play husband and wife in this film. See more »

Goofs

In the children's home the staff administer Cody a sedative via a syringe. The amount in the syringe (as in volume) is too high, the location of the injection close to the elbow in the upper arm is unusual, but foremost the injection doesn't leave a mark in his arm whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Whelan: You really want to bet your life to an eight year old boy won't have another nightmare?
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I Told You So
Written by Trevor Morris
Courtesy of CEG Rights, B.V.
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Not Horror. An odd mix of genres.
20 July 2016 | by johnwiltshireauthorSee all my reviews

This is a film about death--its meaning and how we cope with it. I'm not sure for me that the mix of genres worked. I was mildly disturbed by the horror, occasionally caught up in the wonder, and yet ultimately put off by the cloying sentimentality. It is quite a good movie in many ways: it's superbly acted, and some of the scenes are very original. I just don't think the blend worked for me. For once there was an American child actor who wasn't intensely irritating. He was rather sweet and I wanted him and his little butterfly book to survive. I guess a movie can't be all bad when it makes an impression. I won't ever see Christmas tree baubles in quite the same light again.


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