"Before I Disappear" movie quotes follow one man, with little to live for, who is tasked with watching his young, estranged niece. The drama film was written and directed by Shawn Christensen in an adaptation of his 2012 Oscar-winning short film "Curfew." "Before I Disappear" premiered at South by Southwest in early 2014 before it's theatrical opening on November 28, 2014.
In "Before I Disappear," Richie (Shawn Christensen) is a broken man quite lost in the world. He frequently uses drugs, including those he doesn't intend to use, and is contemplating ending his life, seeing little reason to live. But just when he is at the end of his rope, he receives a call from his estranged sister, Maggie (Emmy Rossum). Maggie asks Richie to pick up her daughter, Sophia (Fátima Ptacek), and watch her for a few hours.
So Richie picks up Sophia from school and proceeds to hang out with her, as the best he can, for the next several hours. But the frequent questions from Sophia about why he and Maggie didn't keep in touch added with Richie's own internal demons takes its toll on Richie. He tries to contact Maggie to ask when she will return to take Sophia back only to learn that she too is dealing with her own issues."Before I Disappear" joins theaters already full of great films like "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," "Horns," "John Wick," "White Bird in a Blizzard," "Fury," "The Best of Me," "The Book of Life," "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "The Judge," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "St. Vincent," and "Gone Girl."
Richie: "Jordan, these pills, they don't work."
Jordan: "Which ones? How can you tell?"
Richie: "It says Zolpidem, ypu know, it's supposed to put you into a long sleep."
Jordan: "I thought you asked for Zolofin."
Richie: "Zolofin, what is that?"
Jordan: "It's for like, menopause or something."
Jordan: "I don't know."
Richie: "What would I want with a menopause medicine?"
Jordan: "I don't know. I don't ask."
Maggie: "Richie, I need someone to pick up Sophia from her school recital today. Can you do this for me?"
Richie: "I don't know if you remember me but I am your uncle."
Richie: "I've been accused of being an observer, an abuser, a loner, a failure and a fool."Richie reflects on his life and all the names he's been called. He's at the end of his rope and sees little left to live for at this point.
Sophia: "You don't look really healthy. Do you take vitamins?"
Richie: "I take drugs."
Sophia: "Those aren't vitamins… You should get a girlfriend to take care of you."
Richie: "I can't"
Sophie: "You clearly can't take care of yourself."