MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,590 this week

Chasing Sleep (2000)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 2,365 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 15 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Chasing Sleep" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chasing Sleep (2000)

Chasing Sleep (2000) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chasing Sleep.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Magenta (1997)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Gregory C. Haynes
Stars: Julian McMahon, Alison Storry, Marklen Kennedy
Demonio (2013)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

As a newborn, Gabriella is discreetly given up to an orphanage to be raised in seclusion by the church. Gabriella's adoptive family give her plenty of love and raise her to be a strong and ... See full summary »

Director: Ruben Rodriguez
Stars: Josh Ford, Paula Garcés, Ian Kurtz
Next Door (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director: Pål Sletaune
Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

THE MAID'S ROOM is a psychological thriller that explores the complex relationships between truth and justice, hubris and power, wealth and fear.

Director: Michael Walker
Stars: Paula Garcés, Annabella Sciorra, Bill Camp
The Nameless (1999)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two peices of evidence could be used to identify... See full summary »

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Tristán Ulloa
Super Sucker (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two door to door vacuum cleaner salesmen hilariously compete against each other.

Director: Jeff Daniels
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Matt Letscher, Harve Presnell
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Bill Phillips
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Hector Elizondo
Checking Out (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: David Leland
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Mayron, Michael Tucker
Coldwater (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.

Director: Vincent Grashaw
Stars: P.J. Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski
Session 9 (2001)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle
[Rec] (2007)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Michael Walker
Stars: Melissa Bedard, Holly Gits, Dave Paul
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Ed Saxon
...
Susie
...
Officer Stewart
...
Detective Derm
Michelle Held ...
Mrs. Mastrioni
...
Sadie
...
George
Guy Sanville ...
Doctor
Lisa Sodman Elzinga ...
Pregnant Nurse
Dennis North ...
Detective Mazurek
...
Detective Snyder
...
Geoffrey
Eros Biox ...
Baby (as Eros Ion Biox)
Tom Whalen ...
911 Operator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betsey Amid ...
Voice of Eve
Edit

Storyline

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

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The nightmare begins when you open your eyes...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Insomnies  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jeff Daniels is barefoot for the entire film. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mandelssonh Hensel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Real or Imaginary?
24 January 2005 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

This is a great example of a movie that doesn't conform to Hollywood conventions. It is essentially about a man who awakes to realise his wife hasn't come home from work the day before, and what happens to him during the day while he waits for the police. The movie never leaves the man's house, apart from a very short scene in a hospital, and contains no soundtrack. By doing this it creates more tension than if it had a typical Hollywood soundtrack, made up of the usual scary music and screeching sounds. Also as the house begins to fall apart, it becomes more and more claustrophobic. The fact that the storyline is fluid and ambiguous could infuriate or bore some people, however it is chilling without resulting to blood or gore, and never even gives any real answers. Though nowhere near as good, it resembles a David Lynch movie, in that it challenges conventions of plot, and remains ambiguous throughout. Don't watch for any out and out shocks, but it is a movie that will grow on you, and one that you'll still be thinking about later.


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why no more movies by M. Walker ? Revok83
Chasing Sleep ending? romatowski
Underrated. playpress
The Pills gbrycki
subtitle irvinero
Phone Numbers... violation_15
Discuss Chasing Sleep (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?