Movie Monday: The Dressmaker and Before I Go to Sleep

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I watched two movies, both based on novels.

The Dressmaker

the dressmaker

The Dressmaker is a movie based on Rosalie Ham’s novel. I never read the book, but after seeing this movie, I can imagine it is an interesting read that would be fun to try.

The movie follows a woman called Tilly who comes back in Dungatar, Australia, after being absent for years.
She doesn’t know if she’s the one to blame for the death of a boy who died when she was a little girl. Somehow, she can’t remember.

After coming back to her hometown she brings a lot  of changes to the same. This movie show us on satirical way how big people’s cruelty can be, and that sometimes there’s nothing we can do to change other people’s minds.

I think that the more I talk the furher I get from this movie, and that somehow I just can’t do it justice, so I’m going to stop now and say that both me and my aunt, with who I went and watched this film, found it to be pretty good and although we had fun while watching, we also got emotional at certain parts.


Before I Go to Sleep

before i go

Before I Go To Sleep is another movie I watched with my aunt. It is also another one we both liked, and for the matter of fact, we liked this one more then The Dressmaker.
They are totally different movies and shouldn’t be compared, but I feel like I have the right to say that Before I Go To Sleep was more intense and kept us on the edge of our seets the whole time.

It is based on novel by S.J. Watson and it follows a woman called Christine who suffers from amnesia. Every morning she wakes up thinking she is 20 years old when in reality she is 40. Every day she has to learn who she is, who her husband is and what happened to her, but every night when she sleeps, what she have learned ereases and she wakes up thinking she’s 20 years old girl.

This movie was so good! It kept me guessing who’s who, analising characters, their words and actions.
Even though I figured out all those thing before the end, I still think it was a really good movie and can imagine how appealing the book must be. I probably won’t read it now when I know everything from the movie, though.


Note: Pictures in this post are not my property but taken from IMDb site and are property of 20th Universal Pictures and Millennium Films.

9 thoughts on “Movie Monday: The Dressmaker and Before I Go to Sleep”

  1. YESS THE DRESSMAKER IS SO GOOD ❤ Glad you really enjoyed it – I know it was really interesting, because I thought the movie had finished at one point and then THAT SCENE HAPPENS. You know what scene I'm talking about. I liked how it ended though – it was so fitting, and I loved seeing how Tilly really came full circle – so much character development!

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  2. Wow your review is so Good ❤ i haven't watched this movie or read the book. But after see your review i am going to watch this movie someday. 🙂

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