A teen must relive her last day until she gets it right in "Before I Fall," a young-adult drama that takes its "Groundhog Day"-style premise quite seriously.
It's Friday, Feb. 12, when high-school senior Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) wakes up to her alarm — and the calls of her best friend, Lindsay (Halston Sage), who's picking her up for school. Lindsay, Sam and their friends Ally (Cynthy Wu) and Elody (Medalion Rahimi) are the popular-girl quartet who rule their school, which on "Cupid Day" is measured by the number of val-o-gram roses they receive.
For Sam, it's also the day she plans to lose her virginity to her jock boyfriend, Rob (Kian Lawley) — probably at a kegger thrown by classmate Kent (Logan Miller), who harbors a crush on Sam going back to third grade. At the party, Rob's drunkenness and Lindsay's harsh treatment of outcast girl Juliet (Elena Kampouris) thwart Sam's plans of deflowering. On the ride home with Sam, Ally and Elody, Lindsay's SUV hits something on a dark road and crashes.