The Life Before Her Eyes

Movie information

Your life can change in an instant. That instant can last forever. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use.
Released on:
April 18, 2008 (NY, LA)
April 25, 2008 (wide)

Production Companies:
2929 Productions
Magnolia Pictures

Status: Released

Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri

Director: Vadim Perelman

Screenwriter: Emil Stern

Genre: Drama, Thriller
About the film:
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Kasischke, Life Before Her Eyes is a dramatic thriller about Diana (Oscar-nominee Uma Thurman), a suburban wife and mother who begins to question her seemingly perfect life--and perhaps her sanity--on the 15th anniversary of a tragic high school shooting that took the life of her best friend. In flashbacks, Diana is a vibrant high schooler (played by Evan Rachel Wood of THIRTEEN and THE UPSIDE OF ANGER) who, with her shy best friend Maureen, plot typical teenage strategies--cutting class, fantasizing about boys--and vow to leave their sleepy suburb at the first opportunity. The older Diana, however, is haunted by the increasingly strained relationship she had with Maureen as day of the school shooting approached. These memories disrupt the idyllic life she's now leading with her professor husband Paul and their young daughter Emma. As older Diana's life begins to unravel and younger Diana gets closer and closer to the fatal day, a deeper mystery slowly unravels.
Rated R for violent and disturbing content, language and brief drug use.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $20,220 (8 theaters) | Domestic Total: $303,439
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