Before I Wake

Synopsis: In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Mike Flanagan
Production: Relativity Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

I'm sorry, Cody.

I've had a case come back

across my desk...

that could be a very good fit.

Cody. He's eight.

His birth mother died

when he was three.

And we placed him with

a couple that...

may turned out weren't fit.

The second couple we placed

him with abandoned him.

- Oh, my God.

- And I went for his annual follow up

I found him living alone

in the apartment.

- Alone?

- For almost a month, we think.

Neighbors called once he started

going door to door.

Look, I like this kid.

We're not supposed to have

opinions like that, but I do.

He's resourceful, he's resilient.

I'm not saying these things

haven't affected him.

- He's guarded, he has sleep issues.

- Of course.

But for all he's been through,

he hasn't let it turn him

into a victim.

Witch is what made me think

of the two of you.

Now that you've been approved,

I think you'll make wonderful

foster parents.

My question for you is...

Are you ready for this?

Okay, living room.

We can leave that one.

Are you sure?

Clean slate, you know.

Just that one.

Whatever it was like for her,

they said it was fast.

And she wasn't aware

of what was happening.

It's not nearly as bad as

I imagined in my head.

And I find confort in that.

It's very good, Jony.

Anyone else?

We have decided to bring a child

into our home tomorrow.

- That's wonderful, Jessie. Congratulations.

- Thank you, Peter.

How have you been feeling

these days?

I still can't sleep at night

very well.

- You still on Ambien?

- Yes.

Insomnia is common.

Somnia is Latin for "Dreams".

Insomnia simply means "No Dreams".

And what else is a child,

but our dreams?

Our hopes, manifest.

We talked about numbness

last week,

where something

a lot of us has felt.

Yeah, I don't know if I'm doing

any better with that.

I think I'm, a little.

but the color hasn't returned

to the world just yet.

How Is Mark with this?

We haven't seen him for awhile.

We always say that people

processes grief differently.

Mark and I have had

different experiences with this.

- The feeling distant from a spouse is...

- Common. Yes.

I just wish I knew

how to fix this.

For him, for us.

And I really wish he would continue

coming to group with me because...

it's the only time I feel...

I don't know...


- You ready?

- I think so.

- Hey.

- Let's go say hi.

This is Mr and Mrs Hobsen.

- Hi.

- How are you doing?

Good morning.

Good morning. How are you?

Can I take that box for you?

No? Okay.

Whatever you want to do, pal.

Thank you. I'll take good care of it.

Come on, come on in.

Here we are.

You don't have to do that.

Shoes make floors dirty.

- You have a beautiful home.

- Thank you.

It's all yours, Cody.

Nothing's out limits.

Yeah, come on,

I'll show you my Xbox, or...

or we can get a Wii, I guess.

I'm not sure which one you play.

But you play, though, right?

I think Mark's pretty excited

to have someone to play.

You ever played this connect?

Sports thing?

It's got a censor on it,

so there is no control.

Whatever you do,

the little dude does.

You can swing, you can throw,

you can kick.

And the little guy does it.

I'll show you.

great. It's pretty mean.

It doesn't look like much.

We want you to decorate it

the way you like it

- really?

- That's right.

We're gonna replace those,

I just throw whatever in a basket,

but you can pick out

anything you want.

Cody collects butterflies.

- You do?

- Really?

I love this room.

remember, it's just the first night.

We are all in this together.

You okay?

I like your eyes.

Thank You.

They're really pretty.

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