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Sleepwalking (2008)

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The drama follows a 12-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

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James "Speedy" Reedy is anything but. He's a twenty-something slacker sleepwalking through life in a Midwestern town. His older sister, Joleen calls him in the middle of the night after the police have arrested her boyfriend and tossed her and her 12-year-old daughter Tara on the street. James takes them in, then Joleen, who claims to have a plan, leaves with a trucker and a stash of drug money. James tries to cope, but soon he's lost his job, and child protective services places Tara in foster care. She's miserable. Can James wake up and find a way to be more than just a nice guy? A road trip to his childhood may hold a key, or it may be another bad dream. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ferris Wheel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,762 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

$168,972 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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The working title for this production was 'Ferris Wheel'. See more »

Quotes

Tara: [after she sees him staring at her] Uncle James, you're creeping me out.
Joleen: Hey, you be nice to Uncle James. James, where do you keep the hangers?
James: What?
Joleen: Hangers!
[to herself as she goes into James' room]
Joleen: God, this place is such a mess. I should have brought some of my own furniture.
[to James]
Joleen: And we're going to need another pillow for Tara, by the way.
Tara: I'm not sleeping in the same bed as you, Mom!
Joleen: [coming back out of the room] You know, you could really start unpacking your own shit instead of ...
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Life drama about relationship between 12 year old girl and her uncle
2 July 2008 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie today and I must say that it was absolutely amazing. It is drama by genre but most of the time this kind of movies are much better than we thought. With four amazing main actors this movie couldn't fail although only two actors, AnnaSophia Robb and Nick Stahl are keeping this movie so good. After Tara's (Robb) mother Joleen (Charlize Theron) leave's her with her uncle James (Nick Stahl) their lives are start to fall down. James gets fired from his job and social service takes Tara to foster home. One day James comes to visit Tara and by her request they leave the city by car in unknown direction. On they trip they would get more closer, and some events will open their eyes from a long dream. Nick Stahl is great as James. His character's childhood was abuse by his father as his sister Joleen. Charlize Theron is solid, but real star of this movie is AnnaSophia Robb. She has only 14 years old and already playing complex roles like this one. She is going in the right way by now.


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