“Before I Disappear” is another tale about a fractured family using a kid to mend fences. Shawn Christensen adapts his Oscar winning short “Curfew” into full narrative form. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the short, but it feels like a solid adaptation. It’s just that I’m not sure it was enough to create 98 minutes of content. Ron Perlman and Emmy Rossum show up in supporting roles to keep the flow going.
Still, I feel like we’ve reached a point of saturation with these stories. One flaky screw-up is fun to watch, but a never-ending barrage of them month after month for five years dilutes even the best entries. Never forget that this is a pretty solid character piece, but it’s not going to stick around your memory. The DVD comes with a trailer as the sole special feature.
Release Date: 05/19/15