Director: Eric Schaeffer
Writer: Eric Schaeffer (Screenplay)
Starring: Annabella Sciorra, Willie Garson, Craig Bierko, Andrea Navedo, Robet Klein, Molly Griggs
Plot: A woman recalls her life and musical career choices in New York City through the years.
Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Before I Go starts as we meet Samantha (Sciorra) a woman in her mid-life that sees herself alone, working a dead-end job, filled with depression from the life that wasn’t. as Samantha continues to look at what could have been, she starts to sink into a depression, but he passion for music becomes clear and her kindness to strangers or other creatures will always put her on the radar as someone who wants the best in the busy world.
Thoughts on Before I Go
Characters & Performances – Samantha is a once popular singer who has seen her life fall into loneliness and depression, she doesn’t have anyone in her life, spending most of her days walking to streets of New York, helping people and telling her stories. She is always looking to do good, while finding her time alone more interesting than she thought. Annabella Sciorra is brilliant in the leading, her grounded performance shows us just how important this role is, as it could be anyone in life. When we dive into the supporting cast, we have Samantha’s father that is dealing with his own problems, always trying to support Samantha through her difficult stage in life. Anyone else Samantha meets gets touched by her kindness, as she looks to give everyone in her life an honest outlook on life.
Story – The story here follows a middle-aged woman in New York that is filled with depression and is struggling with her life, despite always finding a way to make people feel better in the New York. This is a wonderful look at how people will struggle in life, but will do something to make others feel good in life. It shows that even alone, somebody in life will find you important and if we are kind to each other, we can make life better for everyone around us.
Themes – Before I Go is a drama set around New York city, a place that I always feel is filled with an endless amount of stories and this is no different. Each corner does seem to have something new for Samantha to do in life.
VOD release of the feature film Before I Go on July 20, 2021.
Final Thoughts – Before I Go is a wonderful drama that will prove how important to watch over others truly is.