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Sleep with Me (1994)

Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »

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Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. Featuring Quentin Tarantino in a cameo as Sid, a movie-bore party goer Written by James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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A romantic comedy brave enough to say those three magic words.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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2 November 1994 (France)  »

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$161,410
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Although often credited to Roger Avary (and noted that Quentin Tarantino stole the bit from him), the Top Gun gay connection actually comes from Pauline Kael's 1986 review of the film. See more »

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In the opening scenes, the driver's side window of the car is open for close shots and closed for more distant shots. See more »

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Sid: You want subversion on a massive level. You know what one of the greatest fucking scripts ever written in the history of Hollywood is? Top Gun.
Duane: Oh, come on.
Sid: Top Gun is fucking great. What is Top Gun? You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots.
Duane: It's about a bunch of guys waving their dicks around.
Sid: It is a story about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It is! That is what Top Gun is about, man. You've got Maverick, all right? He's on the edge, man. He's right on the fucking ...
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) See more »

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Ab Traffic Jam
Music written by Chucklehead
Lyrics written by Brian Gottesman
Produced by Huck Bennert & Chucklehead
Edited & Remixed by Doug DeAngelis
Performed by Chucklehead
Courtesy of Enuffa-Mybutt Records
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A love story without sentiment
15 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Spanning the time from the marriage of Joe to Sarah through the various stages of their marriage breakdown, this follows Joe's best friend Frank as he tries to hold his life together despite his love for Sarah.

Written by about six different writers, each doing a different section. It all plays like the opposite of Friends. The group of friends are less polished and in some respects seem more realistic, however in other scenes their activities seem very far fetched and outlandish to be real. However at the end of the day the central strand of the story around Joe, Sarah and Frank is good and interesting. The only problem with this strand is that more time is spent watching Joe and Sarah experience problems rather than falling in love - this makes their relationship hard to support or believe in. Whereas in contrast Frank's longing for Sarah is shown to be developing and it makes it easier to support this.

The film's main weakness is that the supporting characters are little more than fonts for witty banter and never convince as real people. Stoltz is actually quite good, however Sheffer is allowed more audience sympathy and comes off better. Tilly is excellent (and is very beautiful) she brings the torn wife to life. Of the rest of the cast there are plenty of indie faces, but the real stealer is Tarantino in a short cameo as a party guest talking animatedly about Top Gun's homoerotic sub text.

Overall it is very rough around the edges and at times feels a little bitty, however it is refreshingly free of mushy sentiment and is quite funny.


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