If you’ve been not-so-patiently waiting to see Before I Fall like us, well, today is your day! Grab your girls and tickets! Before I Fall is officially in theaters. And for those of you who are not yet familiar with the young adult thriller, check out the trailer ASAP (posted below). It. will. leave. you. shook.
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Now, we know you’re currently stuck in school and can’t just get up and flee to go see the film; so, to keep you occupied until then, here are the top ten reasons why you should be excited AF.
1. It killed at Sundance Film Festival
That’s right. Teen Vogue named Before I Fall one of the must-see films to come out of the Sundance Film Festival this year.
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2. The plot
If you’ve read the book, well, you know. Before I Fall is the perfect rollercoaster ride of emotions that can be adapted into a film flawlessly. For those of you who haven’t read the book, the film follows Samantha Kingston who seemingly has it all: 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. And 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.
3. Zoey Deutch
Zoey Deutch is on the fast train to Hollywood starlet, and it’s easy to see why. Funny, charismatic, and one hell of an actress, we’ve loved seeing her in hit films like Dirty Grandpa and Why Him? While we adored those comedies, Before I Fall seems perfectly fitting for her dramatic acting chops. Check out 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoey Deutch to learn more about her.
4. The girl power vibe
Not only does the film have a female protagonist, she’s surrounded by stellar female characters. Bustle even pointed out that the film places more weight on female friendships than the typical male/female romances young adult films normally showcase. How refreshing!
5. Kian Lawley
No question here. Kian Lawley is our #1 bae every day. While we fell in love with him on YouTube, we’re so proud to see him killing it in scripted blockbusters. Kian plays Rob in Before I Fall, and even from his short cameo in the trailer, we can see we already love his character.
6. It’s the perfect Galentine’s Day girls night out
We’ll totally be making March 3rd our official Galentine’s Day this year. Gather your best girlfriends, forget about if you’re single, dating, or in that “can we please define this relationship stage,” and hit Before I Fall. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your female friendships.
7. The soundtrack
Let’s take this moment to rewatch the trailer another fifteen times. Done? Okay, great. That song they use! CHILLS. If the trailer is any indication of the full soundtrack, we are so there, and will definitely be putting it on repeat.
8. Halston Sage
We cannot get enough of this lady. You may know her from Neighbors or Paper Towns, and we cannot wait to see her play mean girl meets bad girl in Before I Fall.
9. It takes on “the mean girl” in a non-cliched, powerful way
Before I Fall isn’t afraid to make its protagonist, Sam, flawed in the beginning of the film. In fact, she’s a mean girl. The beauty of this, however, is that we get to see her evolve past this, which sheds a very powerful light on cliques, popularity, and what’s really important in life.
10. #relatable. It’s actually a REAL look at high school
Who else cannot stand cheesy PG looks at high school? You know those TV shows and films that just leave you thinking, “Did a fifty-year-old man who’s never lived through high school write this?” Well, that’s not the case here. Before I Fall, even with its supernatural element, gives a fresh and candid look at what it’s really like survive high school.
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