It’s one of our favorite science fiction tropes–the time loop–filmed in one of our favorite locations, Squamish, B.C. We can’t get enough of time loops, whether we’re watching Groundhog Day, Source Code, Final Destination, TiMER, Haunter, Looper, or ARQ, or television shows Tru Calling or Early Edition, or episodes from Haven, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eureka, The X-Files, Star Trek, or Xena–Warrior Princess, waking up to and trying to deal with a repeated deja vu day is just plain fun–but only for the viewer. Check out our previous discussions of time loops at borg.com here and here.
The latest time loop movie is more of a teen romance mystery than your typical science fiction time loop vehicle–an adaptation of Before I Fall, a young adult novel by author Lauren Oliver. This film appears to have more in common with Final Destination, Donnie Darko, and Butterfly Effect–a teenager named Samantha played by Zoey Deutsch (Ringer) is involved in an auto accident, and wakes up to repeat the day, again and again. The mystery is found in how she faces the same day, what she does with her time, and whether she can make her way out.
One factor in this film’s favor is its shooting location in scenic Squamish, north of Vancouver, British Columbia, filming location for Star Trek Beyond, Walking Tall, and many other films and TV shows (discussed previously here).
Here are two trailers for Before I Fall:
The film features a young cast of actors with Jennifer Beals as Samantha’s mother.
Look for Before I Fall in theaters March 3, 2017.