Skip to main content

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Before We Go (2014)

What is it about? 

After a woman misses her train and is stranded in New York City, she meets a musician playing in Grand Central which sparks a night of randomness that forces them both to confront their fears. 

Who is in it? 

Chris Evans - Nick

Alice Eve - Brooke

Favorite Scene: 

After running away from a situation he waited six years for, Brooke and Nick hang out on a stoop before Brooke convinces Nick to face his fears and get closure. 

Favorite Quote: 

Brooke: "Running is easy" 

---

Nick Vaughan: God. Why is it that any one decision always seems too small to be the biggest decision of your life.

Brooke Dalton: I don't know but sometimes you have to just make the choice and jump.

Review: 

So yeah, Before We Go definitely surprised me in how great of a film it is. As always, I am a sucker for coming of age/dealing with real life problems, independent films. Yes, that's my guilty pleasure, admittedly so. 

All of that aside, Before We Go is a really great movie. Parts of the plot can feel a bit overreaching, however, the depth of the characters, the overarching message, and even the realness of struggling of carrying the past is genuine and welcoming. 

What really made the film is the chemistry between Chris Evans and Alice Eve who really get you to root for both of their characters to overcome in the end. 

And my favorite, the ending wasn't cheesy at all, but was done so well. 

If you have some time, find this one and give it a watch. Especially, if you're into the indy scene like I am. You won't be disappointed. 

Grade: 4/5

Recently Read Posts

Pondering Picture #108

  Give your energy to what is REAL. 

Dome Pondering Movie Review: I Care A Lot (2021)

What is it about?  A legal guardian, who is deceitful and cold in her practice with the elderly and their loved ones by draining their savings, meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle becomes a bigger challenge to her scheming empire.  Who is in it?  Rosemund Pike - Marly Grayson Peter Dinklage - Roman Lunyov Eliza Gonzalez - Fran

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 1/9/21

3 Up 1. Justice for Ahmaud Arbery - It won't bring Ahmaud back. It won't right the wrong done. I'm not even sure if it provides solace for his loved ones. However, having those three men finish their lives in prison is the most that could have been done. Kudos to Judge Timothy Walmsley and the point he made by holding a minute of silence to prove it was just a fraction of how long they chased Arbery.  2. Sidney Poitier - I learned about Poitier through a film class in High School. To this day, I'm thankful for a teacher to recognize the greatness of black actors and the contributions of others to the entertainment industry. From "To Sir with Love" to "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", I adored his work, and him as a person. A life well-lived. 

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Red Notice (2021)

What is it about?  An Interpol agent works with the second most wanted art thief in the world in order to catch the top most wanted art thief as well as to clear his name from being framed.  Who is in it?  Dwayne Johnson - John Hartley Ryan Reynolds - Nolan Booth Gal Gadot - The Bishop