A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of events begin to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events. Written by
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At the Callaghans' Christmas party, Glynis Johns says, "I don't drink anymore. I don't drink any less, either!" Co-star Jack Warden, who was also in that scene, delivered the same line 31 years earlier in a Season 1 episode of "Bewitched" (1964) ("It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog"). See more »
When Mary and Beth are standing outside the booth talking to Lucy inside, there is a man waiting behind them. After Lucy lets them through the turnstile, the man has changed into a woman. See more »
[in Peter's Apartment]
You stay here a lot, huh?
Oh, you know, feed the cat.
Peter doesn't have a cat.
[winces, but is interrrupted by the appearance of a cat, looking for food. She goes to it and picks it up]
Oh, hello, honey, hi...
[discreetly checks tag for name]
... *Fluffy*! Oh, Fluffy...
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You have to be THE most die-hard, unrelenting cynic not to enjoy this movie. I love it when television networks play this film around wintertime because for some reason it doesn't suit any other time of year. In winter you like to have a comfort zone and this film is it!
It tells the story of lonely singleton Lucy who daydreams of better things while working at a ticket booth and drooling over the secret crush of a local commuter (Peter Gallagher) One morning she saves him from a coming train and while he lies comatose she gets reluctantly cosy with his family. The deceit is understandable and by no means menacing, as it's Christmas the younger brother Jack (Bill Pullman) returns home and subsequently falls for Lucy.
While you were sleeping is beautiful and sweet in so many ways: You are reminded of the more old-fashioned romances of the 40's and 50's. There is not one hint of sexuality or lust in this as the love blossoms between Jack & Lucy is honest, pure and all together endearing.
We all relate to Lucy on some level (a dream trip to Paris, Rome or in this case Florence) So it's hopeful to us all when she gets her happy ending. I absolutely loved it!
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