While it is often uneven, the characters are engaging and honest. Their flaws make them relatable. You might ask yourself why they would do something so foolish, but you are really frustrated with the same mistakes you make in your own life. In this alone the movie soars in forcing self-reflection from it's audience.
Before You Know It (2019) 1080p YIFY Movie
Before You Know It (2019) 1080p
Before You Know It is a movie starring Hannah Pearl Utt, Ayden Mayeri, and Oona Yaffe. A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera.
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A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera.
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SolidReviewed byjoejasso-70-399261Vote: 7/10
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT is not the sort of film that's for everyone. And that's actually sort of what made it stand out to me. While I liked it, I know that for most it will be more of a "love it or hate it" type of thing.
It's a unique story, wonderfully acted and powerfully directed. The cinematography is great. There are a few moments that I didn't particularly care for, but overall I enjoyed it. Recommend.
Greetings again from the darkness. The world of cinema has been slow to evolve, but these days we are getting more projects with women telling stories about women ... and this one from director Hannah Pearl Utt, who co-wrote the script with Jen Tullock does it pretty well. Both also star in the film, and casting themselves proves very effective at delivering the message. I saw it earlier this year at the Dallas International Film Festival.
"Stage Manager" (and writer) Rachel (Ms. Utt) and actress Jackie (Ms. Tullock) are sisters who live a kind of bohemian lifestyle above a community theatre with their playwright dad (Mandy Patinkin) and Jackie's 12 year old daughter Dodge (Oona Yaffe). There are daily struggles with this family. Money is always scarce. Dodge is growing up fast. Jackie and Rachel have very few career options, and Dad is a stubborn man who had one successful play and many that were, umm, not so successful.
An unexpected development has the grown sisters accidentally discovering their mother is not deceased (as they had lived most of their lives believing), but rather a famous soap opera actress (a terrific Judith Light). The rest of the story has this broken family trying to connect, while overcoming the assumptions that had been made based on a family history created by trying to protect kids from the truth.
Humor is injected to help soften some of the more emotional and dramatic moments, and there is a sense that the story-telling of Woody Allen films was an influence ... plus there's a visual near the end that evokes memories of MANHATTAN. Supporting work is provided by Mike Colter ("Luke Cage"), Alec Baldwin, Tim Daly, Peter Jacobson and newcomer Arica Himmel. The film also tosses in a hilarious 'caterer' line in regards to fashion, a singing Manny Patinkin, and most importantly, some terrific insight from two talented filmmakers.