Before I go to Sleep review and Competition

Imagine waking up each morning not knowing where you are, how you got there or who the person sleeping next to you is!
This is the storyline of the brand new movie “Before I go to Sleep” which was released by Studio Canal on Blu-ray and dvd earlier this month.

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The main character Christine is played by the lovely Nicole Kidman. Christine has amnesia due to a horrific assault 10 years previous. Each night she goes to bed and in the morning she awakens and cannot remember who she is or how she got there. It's left to her husband Ben (Colin Firth) to repeatedly explain who she is, who he is and explain why she can't remember.
The house is filled with photographs of the couple but no one else. Early on in the movie we find out that Christine is meeting with a doctor on a daily basis without her husbands knowledge. Dr Nasch (Mark Strong) calls Christine each morning and reminds her to check a camera which she has hidden in the wardrobe. The camera contains video clips which Christine has made in previous days. She does not remember the doctor nor making the video clips but these short videos help her slowly piece together her missing memories and life.
With the doctors help she manages to put pieces together which ultimately leads to a very sinister turn around towards the end.

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I was totally gripped to the screen by this movie. I loved every minute of the suspense and Kidman played a very convincing role. I can't give too much away for obvious reasons but it's one of the best movies I have seen for a while and certainly one I had to press the pause button for toilet breaks.

Watch the trailer here!

 

Real Amnesia

Whilst the movie is not real, Amnesia sadly is. Amnesia is more than just a case of forgetting the odd thing now and again. Amnesia is a deficit in memory which can be caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. It is essentially a loss of memory and this loss can be partial or total.
There are 2 main types of Amnesia. Retrograde and Anterograde.

“Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation.In some cases the memory loss can extend back decades, while in others the person may lose only a few months of memory. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. People with this type of amnesia cannot remember things for long periods of time. These two types are not mutually exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time. exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time”.

There are no medications to treat Amnesia. Certain treatments can help to improve the memory and many forms of Amnesia fix themselves without treatment but sadly this is not the case for everyone.

 

COMPETITION

Studio Canal are giving away 3 copies of the movie on DVD. The competition will end on February 4th.
To enter just make sure you are a UK resident and then enter by…..

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59 Comments

  1. olivia280177
    January 21, 2015 / 11:20

    Having my little girl after a lot of problems

  2. January 21, 2015 / 12:06

    Giving birth to all six of my children! Every birth has a special memory!

  3. iain maciver
    January 21, 2015 / 12:09

    my family

  4. Jessica T
    January 21, 2015 / 12:09

    I would want to remember my children

  5. tracey baker
    January 21, 2015 / 12:21

    Would want to remember my children as I can’t imagine life without them!!!

  6. elaine dale
    January 21, 2015 / 12:24

    our wedding day

  7. gemma brown
    January 21, 2015 / 12:33

    oh my children, definitely

  8. January 21, 2015 / 12:34

    I would want to keep the memory of my lovely Mum

  9. Samantha Ripley O'Donnell
    January 21, 2015 / 12:50

    having my children

  10. January 21, 2015 / 15:15

    giving birth to my 3 sons

  11. January 21, 2015 / 17:23

    my children, although I’d happily forget the time in laour

  12. laura banks
    January 21, 2015 / 18:27

    my family

  13. Ruth Harwood
    January 22, 2015 / 08:50

    It would have to be my family xx

  14. Carolynn Woodland
    January 22, 2015 / 10:53

    Memory of my family

  15. Liam Bishop
    January 22, 2015 / 11:25

    Holding my son for the first time.

  16. Chris Andrews
    January 22, 2015 / 11:53

    If you were to wake up with Amnesia what one memory would you want to keep. Comment on the comp page…………………….my grandchildren’s happy cheeky faces

  17. Maxine Owen
    January 22, 2015 / 15:05

    Memory of my husband

  18. Claire Eadie
    January 22, 2015 / 18:29

    The births of my two children x

  19. Paula Readings
    January 23, 2015 / 11:04

    Of course my family, they are the most important thing to me.

  20. Michaela Hannah
    January 23, 2015 / 12:54

    Meeting my husband for the first time, thats where it all began!

  21. kayleigh Bates
    January 23, 2015 / 14:28

    My son being born

  22. January 24, 2015 / 12:37

    I’d never want to lose the memory of having a son – its heartbreaking in the book & film to see someone not realise or remember being a mother x

  23. Christopher Packer
    January 25, 2015 / 03:46

    My own name, loosing a sense of your identity would be extremely upsetting and stressful. I would not like to not know who I am, its like feeling I no longer exist.

  24. January 25, 2015 / 09:49

    Baby memories of my son.

  25. Lyla
    January 25, 2015 / 19:23

    My trek into the forest to see the mountain gorillas

  26. Ellie Spider
    January 25, 2015 / 22:23

    my name – without it i dont think i’d ever get any other memories back

  27. Helen Schofield
    January 31, 2015 / 00:46

    The memory of my family

  28. Lauren Old
    January 31, 2015 / 10:25

    Falling in love with my boyfriend

  29. EJ Dunn
    January 31, 2015 / 14:09

    I would want to remember my family and boyfriend

  30. Helen Atkins
    January 31, 2015 / 16:04

    My Children

  31. katie skeoch
    January 31, 2015 / 18:07

    Having my children!

  32. hannah walker
    February 1, 2015 / 16:41

    Just to remember all my family x

  33. Tim Woolfenden
    February 1, 2015 / 17:39

    Memories of er indoors

  34. February 1, 2015 / 18:09

    Getting married to my lovely Hubby x

  35. Fiona R
    February 1, 2015 / 20:49

    Memories of my family πŸ™‚

  36. Eleanor Powell
    February 2, 2015 / 14:22

    who my husband and children were

  37. daisy mae
    February 3, 2015 / 07:30

    The feeling I get when I look at my little family.

  38. Leanne Perrett
    February 3, 2015 / 11:20

    chocolate everything is ok if you have chocolate lol

  39. Sarah Archibald
    February 3, 2015 / 11:44

    The love I have for my family.

  40. LEE HARDY
    February 3, 2015 / 13:54

    My daughter.

  41. Allan Wilson
    February 3, 2015 / 16:08

    My name

  42. Rebecca Powell
    February 3, 2015 / 16:19

    My children

  43. David Price
    February 3, 2015 / 20:41

    My wedding day

  44. Nicola Holland
    February 3, 2015 / 22:43

    Memories of my family!

  45. Natalie Crossan
    February 4, 2015 / 00:17

    My daughter xx

  46. victoria thurgood
    February 4, 2015 / 00:26

    Meeting my partner

  47. Soni
    February 4, 2015 / 07:39

    To remember who my kids were

  48. Mark Chamberlin
    February 4, 2015 / 08:42

    To remember my son.

  49. caroline tokes
    February 4, 2015 / 10:43

    my sons

  50. Vickie Jackson
    February 4, 2015 / 11:37

    I’d love to keep the memory of my children

  51. Becca Staples
    February 4, 2015 / 12:57

    Memory of my family

  52. Judith Gutowski
    February 4, 2015 / 14:32

    My Wedding Day.

  53. Sam B
    February 4, 2015 / 18:19

    who my family are x

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