Magenta, a precocious teenage girl, will stop at nothing to have her desires met in this thriller by Gregory C. Haynes. Michael seems to have it all, that is, until Magenta, his wife's sister, comes into the picture.
Geri Riordan is adopted, half-Vietnamese, eighteen, and a piano prodigy. She also feels as if she doesn't know who she really is, and when her adopted father dies, she begins to search for ... See full summary »
Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and ... See full summary »
Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer ... See full summary »
Peter, a family man who works for a failing supermarket chain finds his life shaken up by his new boss, Susan, who starts to groom him for an executive position. Money and opportunities are within his grasp, but at what price?
Ray is a man obsessed with his own mortality. When Ray's best friend dies of a heart attack, Ray is convinced that all of his aches and pains are an indication of his own imminent death. ... See full summary »
The bottle of Dreamatol that Jeff Daniels takes out in the beginning of the movie (the first pills he takes in the film) has instructions that read: "For the relief of pain at its source, take as many pills as you can swallow until dreams overtake your perception of reality. Be cautious of the amount only when concerned with returning to reality. Otherwise, take the entire bottle for a complete disconnection from the pain of existence." Under the trademarked name Dreamatol it is described as a Dream Enhancer/Fever Reducer, even though the only ingredient listed is Ibuprofen. See more »
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 »
Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
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Chasing Sleep is one of the best movies I've seen lately. Its creepy, disturbing atmosphere is as good as anything David Lynch has ever done. The lighting and camerawork are beyond incredible. Very slow, well-paced, gentle on the eyes, and still disturbing and powerful. The acting is subtle and very convincing. I wish Jeff Daniels would get more roles like this one. He's a great actor. The other actors in this movie are good, too. The script is fascinating and definitely makes you think, without using any tired plot devices and clichés.
One thing that I particularly liked about the movie is that it never gets boring, not even for a second. This is quite rare, especially in a movie that is so slow.
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