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Sleeping in a Dream (2000)

A comedic slice of life about 2 best friends who move in together and try to improve their lives through sleeping and drinking.




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Credited cast:
Stella Bach
David Barrett
David Barrett ...
Holly Denys
George Hughes
Jimmy Mannix
Robert Douglas Marko
Diana Marquis
Tim Shanahan
Rebecca Pelletier ...
John Shortall ...
John Walsh


Two best friends, Tim and Matt move in together after Matt's wife leaves with their son. Tim and Matt start to drink and sleep their lives away. Soon, they try to improve their lives. Tim gets a 'normal' job and a girlfriend, and Matt becomes a cop. their lives remain the same. then with the help of some insignificant events, both their lives change forever. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama



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16 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sleep Til You Drink  »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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(Eastman Color)
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A breath of fresh air - finally ...
29 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Hi. This is a surprisingly refreshing movie. We went to the screening in NYC (full house) and thoroughly enjoyed the Jerry ODonnell endeavor - he wrote, directed and starred in this independent film. We were told that he had a very low budget and filmed the entire movie in under 14 days. It is truly a diamond in the rough - we all laughed throughout and to his credit, we found Mr. ODonnell to be quite professional in his craft. Not many details were overlooked. To reiterate, seeing this movie was a breath of fresh air - so much better than a lot of movies presently out there that we so often leave the theater for lack of interest. The female lead and best friend Matt were extraordinary - nothing was forced. Jerry too is a natural actor - that is what happens when you are not even aware it is acting - he is destined to go far and will - of this we are certain. Of the over 100 films at the festival in New York, his Sleeping in a Dream and one other film were the only two to be held over for one more night. We are looking forward to more works from Jerry. More be forthcoming we have been told. We found the film to be original in every aspect - VERY different from the Adam S. film to say the least. Well, those are our comments - if you are fortunate enough to see this piece, you will be entertained. Staten Island is the backdrop and it feels as though you are there. It is a comfortable movie - you are not made to feel uneasy as with many films of the same genre.

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