FILM REVIEW: Before We Go (2014)

I stumbled across this film on Netflix whilst searching for an easy watch film for that evening. I immediately recognised both actors in the picture still. Chris Evans, aka Captain America and Alice Eve. I later discovered that this film was Chris Evans’ directorial debut, which I think made me love the film all that bit more.

The film is based around two characters, Brooke and Nick. Brooke misses her last train and because of other circumstances, has no way home until the next train in the morning. The story follows the two characters as they are stuck in New York together, overnight, and sees how their relationship develops.

Understandably, as this is Evans’ debut, he wanted a script that had a simplistic tone and setting, with two key characters. When I started watching, I was concerned that I may get bored with it just being the two of them walking around New York. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the writing of the script and some of the conversations that took place between the two characters. Although a lot of the film is the two of them, they do find themselves in situations with other humans which alleviates any potential for boredom (in my opinion).

I didn’t find it cheesy or corny, I also really enjoyed seeing Captain America, I mean, Chris Evans, acting outside of the Marvel Universe. And listen, the directing wasn’t perfect, but I loved how real and authentic it felt. Some of the shots though, really are beautiful.

I would gladly watch this film again, which is why I give it a 7.5/10.

MY FAVOURITE PART – The ending. Not because I was glad it was over, I just thought it was extremely clever. It also allows you to make up your own ending as to what you would have wanted to happen next.

MY LEAST FAVOURITE PART – Some of the conversations went on a little too long for my liking.

Before We Go (DVD)

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Until next time,




  1. Claire says:

    This sounds like a fun and cute film. Chris Evans is very charismatic, so I can imagine he’s able to carry it. I hadn’t even heard of this before so thanks for the review!

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  2. Hi Marie-Clare, I didn’t know that Chris Evans directed as well. It’s always interesting watching an actor in a movie that is different than the movie that made them famous, in this case Captain America. I love watching Chris Evans so it will be nice watching him in something different. I actually don’t mind long conversations so this will be nice. Thank you for this post Raheela

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