Based on the best selling novel by SJ Watson, Before I go to Sleep is a very frustrating film, starring Nicole Kidman and Mr Darcy (Colin Firth). Described as a 'gripping psychological thriller' by critics, I'd like to refer to it more as a distinctly average crime story. If I had to liken it to a fruit; it would be a poached apple; easily digestible and not at all exciting.
The genius of choosing Jane Austen is that her influence spreads far beyond people that might be interested in books - it ranges from bored kids in stuffy classrooms to those watching her adaptations on TV and in the cinema, and those who simply love her writing. There really isn't other woman who can move so seamlessly between modern culture and the 18th Century.