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Sleep with Me (1994)

Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »

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Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. Featuring Quentin Tarantino in a cameo as Sid, a movie-bore party goer Written by James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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A romantic comedy brave enough to say those three magic words.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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2 November 1994 (France)  »

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$161,410 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although often credited to Roger Avary (and noted that Quentin Tarantino stole the bit from him), the Top Gun gay connection actually comes from Pauline Kael's 1986 review of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes, the driver's side window of the car is open for close shots and closed for more distant shots. See more »

Quotes

Sid: You want subversion on a massive level. You know what one of the greatest fucking scripts ever written in the history of Hollywood is? Top Gun.
Duane: Oh, come on.
Sid: Top Gun is fucking great. What is Top Gun? You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots.
Duane: It's about a bunch of guys waving their dicks around.
Sid: It is a story about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It is! That is what Top Gun is about, man. You've got Maverick, all right? He's on the edge, man. He's right on the fucking ...
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Connections

Referenced in Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) See more »

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Wasted
Written by David Thomas (as Thomas) / Jim Jones (as Jones) / Tony Maimone (as Maimone) / Scott Krauss (as Krauss)
Produced by Al Clay
Performed by Pere Ubu
Courtesy of The Imago Recording Company
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A great independent film
3 December 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I do not know whether the film's success is due to, or in spite of, the multiple writers. When one is aware that several writers, including the director, wrote different scenes, it is a challenge to find just what the cohesive factor is that makes the film so engaging. Admittedly, some scenes are ineffective (the initial poker scene), while some are wildly successful (the poker scene invaded by the characters played by Joey Lauren Adams and Parker Posey). It is one of those films that is MORE than the sum of its parts.

After several viewings on DVD (I wish I had seen it in the theater), I realized that many details, at first insignificant, contribute to its impact. The film begins broadly, simply and beautifully -- Stolz, Tilly, and Scheffer are on the highway coming home from a road trip. The open western landscape is practically a metaphor for their friendship. However, the film slowly narrows in, and as the love triangle develops,the view gets less broad. A beautifully conceived and shot example of this is the poolside party scene that begins as a B&W camcorder viewfinder "point of view", then cuts to full color at a particular point of introspection. It sent chills up my spine.

The visual details in the location designs and cinematography are rich and revealing, and seem more considered and professional than one finds in most low budget independent films. However, this strong consistency in production values neither spotlights nor hides the writing dissimilarities.

I strongly recommend this film.


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