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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

 -  Romance | Comedy | Drama  -  18 April 1996 (USA)
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Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

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Homeless Man
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Dick in Sushi Bar
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Sammy Davis
Mai Huynh ...
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A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to L.A. with a friend sure that he will dump the girlfriend and follow her. She puts all her faith in fate and hopes for the best. Written by Ed Lorusso

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A dreamer who couldn't sleep. An author who couldn't write. A friend who couldn't help but help.

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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18 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma de Poeta, Olhos de Sinatra  »

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The accents that Allison demonstrates are: French, Irish, Southern, snotty-rich, New York, Canadian, sub-continental Indian, and Jewish. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: There is no chance at all. We are all trapped by a singular fate. No one ever finds the one.
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References Raising Arizona (1987) See more »

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I have lost the will to spell and have no idea what just transpired.
17 June 2003 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

While the acting gets a little corny at times, the vibe is definitely prevalent in this movie. It's got a good feeling. Simple plot, easy to follow, and while some of the time I found myself looking at my shoes, I was drawn into it. By the time Frankie meets David, I was hooked. The beginning is a little slow, and that's lethal for those out there with ADD. But I know for sure that myself as well as most of my friends have wished for the type of relationship Frankie and David have in this flick. You have seen the physical dramas where the girl is kidnapped and needs rescuing, and you've seen the emotional dramas where the girl is in the abusive relationship and he saves her from it and you've seen the really far-fetched movies where there's some kind of Monster/ Cyborg/ Evil Psycho trying to Kill/ Maim/ Eat her and the lead male saves her from it, but rarely, if ever, do you see one of these well-written, not so surreal movies wherein the girl wears real clothes, people make mistakes, and things are sometimes awkward. On purpose.

It's refreshing to see, even if it means getting corny at times. There are few ways around cornball moments in life. Making life into film or even the dream of life and avoiding them is near impossible.

Personally, I'd recommend this movie to anyone looking for a serious, rewarding, real-life type fictional romance. Give it a chance. See the whole thing. And don't you DARE look at your shoes.


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