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Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 April 2013 (Australia)
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A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Directors:

Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish (co-director)

Writers:

Mike Birbiglia (screenplay), Ira Glass (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Birbiglia ... Matt
Lauren Ambrose ... Abby
James Rebhorn ... Frank
Carol Kane ... Linda
Cristin Milioti ... Janet
Aya Cash ... Hannah
Marylouise Burke ... Aunt Lucille
Loudon Wainwright III ... Uncle Max
Ben Levin ... Philip
Henry Phillips ... Henry
Jessi Klein ... Lynn
Emily Meade ... Samantha
Danny Borbon ... Tommy
Amanda Perez ... Tammy
Lucy DeVito ... Hillary
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A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

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When your subconscious has to do the work for you. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Лунатики See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$322,677, 31 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,263,436, 18 November 2012
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mike Birbiglia's name was changed to Matt Panomiglio due to the story only really being about seventy percent true. See more »

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When Mike enters the elevator at the La Quinta Inn, he doesn't push a button for the floor in which he intends to exit. Yet, the elevator stops at his desired floor. See more »

Quotes

Matt Pandamiglio: I think falling in love for the first time is such a transcendent feeling. You know, it's like eating pizza-flavored ice cream your brain can't even process that level of joy.
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Photographs of Mike Birbiglia undergoing sleep assessment and of the real-life incidents portrayed in the film accompany the initial credits. See more »


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Awake
Written by Benjamin B. Johnson, Alexander I. Waxman & Maurice M. Clark
Performed by Conversion Party
Courtesy of Audiomine Music Licensing (ASCAP)
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If you just want jokes, don't bother, otherwise enjoy!
22 March 2013 | by theconjourerSee all my reviews

I saw this movie because I heard about it from Joss Whedon's "boycott." Before I sat down to watch it I glanced at the IMDb rate of 6.7, so I figured take it in on my day off while at home on netflix with nothing else to do. It turned out I loved it. The film follows Matt as he attempts to break into stand up comedy and juggle a relationship with his girlfriend of 8 years, as well as cope with some extreme bouts of sleepwalking. Now this is listed as a comedy, but it's not like comedies that other comedians put out, like Will Ferrell, and I wonder if that's part of the reason for the low ranking. Really the story is a serious one but told in a lighthearted but honest way.

If there were some downsides they would be first that, visually it's nothing special, it looks good but not great. Second, is not so much a downside for me as it would be for what I assume it was for some of the people who gave it negative reviews, (indeed I did see people cite this very reason in their reviews) and that is the ending. The film follows the typical film plot structure up to a point and then it strays from what most people would see as typical. I won't spoil anything but I will say this, I was surprised but then again it makes you think. And that is where it really knocked it out of the park for me. I was a little miffed at first but, the film then leaves you with a thought, which made me re-think the movie and it all came together.

I don't think the average movie goer wants to have a revelation at the end of a movie unless that revelation was "It was all a dream(or was it?)" or "He was dead the whole time."

All in all, the movie is an honest, lighthearted look at an event from Mike Birbiglia's life. A movie that will make you laugh at least a little bit, and you might even take something away from it. If you JUST want to laugh, well go watch the latest Will Ferrell movie.


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