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Nicole Kidman the best part of 'Before I Go to Sleep'
Nicole Kidman the best part of 'Before I Go to Sleep'

Although "Before I Go to Sleep" is a handsomely made, often intriguingly twisty thriller, it feels like awfully familiar business. That's not just because the film's amnesia conceit has been used before in such varied pictures as "Memento," "Clean Slate," "50 First Dates" and "The Bourne Identity." It's really more that "Sleep" recalls so many past women-in-jeopardy pictures that if it weren't for its fine star turn by Nicole Kidman, this memory-loss tale might be entirely, well, forgettable. Director Rowan Joffe ("Brighton Rock"), who adapted the script from the bestselling novel by S.J. Watson,...

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