Before I Fall is Groundhog Day for a teenaged girl. Zoey Deutch stars as the teen who relives the same day over and over. The film caught my attention because Jennifer Beals is in the cast.
Here’s the film synopsis: “What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her—before she runs out of time for good.”
The story is based on a best selling YA novel by Lauren Oliver. Maria Maggenti wrote the screenplay. Ry Russo-Young is the director. Big points for having mostly female characters and women in charge behind the camera as well.
Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta, Cynthy Wu, and Medalion Rahimi are also featured in Before I Fall. The film will be released on March 3, 2017.
In case you’d like to read the book: Before I Fall Enhanced Edition