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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
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino's famous 'Top Gun' speech was originally written by the filmmaker and his friend, Roger Avary, for another project. The speech is fully scripted word by word used by Tarantino. 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

Duane: Do you ever think that we have too much time on our hands? With all the advances made in extending the human life span, that perhaps nature's cruelest irony is that we get progressively stupider and stupider with each passing generation. I mean, some day we'll live for 300 years but we won't be able to sit still for 5 seconds... just a thought.
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E Rockin 'It
Music written by Chucklehead
Lyrics written by Chucklehead
Produced by Huck Bennert & Chucklehead
Edited & Remixed by Doug DeAngelis
Performed by Chucklehead
Courtesy of Enuffa-Mybutt Records/BMI
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A great independent film
3 December 2006 | by 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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