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Chasing Sleep (2000)

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

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Via Tubitv on the Roku; Jeff Daniels (Traitor) plays a man left devastated by the sudden disappearance of his wife begins to suffer from insomnia which leaves him confused and with a loose grip on reality. From the year 2000 1 hour and 44 minutes rated R Written by Chris Hakim

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The nightmare begins when you open your eyes...


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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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16 May 2001 (France)  »

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Insomnies  »

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The DREAMATOL pills that Ed shakes into his hand and then swallows in the beginning of the film are orange colored SweetTarts. See more »

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The text at the end of the credits: The director would like to mention that he was not going 92 miles an hour when he was pulled over in Waterlou Township and should have his fine refunded and an apology send to him. See more »

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Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
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David Lynch lite
14 December 2006 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

CHASING SLEEP is not bad. But it ain't good as well.

The best thing about this David Lynch wannabe is Jeff Daniels himself. He really carries the movie to whatever effect the director wanted to create. Daniels is everything here: menacing, befuddled, oblivious, believable. It's probably his greatest performance. But to what end? It's sad that his acting career hasn't been as solid as in the 1990s. He's actually a very good actor, who can act in comedies as well as dramas.

But as for the story itself, well, I believe it's up to the interpretation of whoever watches it and they can decide what it really is. The whole thing felt like David Lynch lite, if that's possible. I don't think the "story" was thought-out fully by the director and so the film feels half complete. It's not a disaster but it's definitely not a complete success. If it wasn't for Daniels' convincing acting, CHASING SLEEP wouldn't have been watchable.


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