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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 »
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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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A comedy for anyone who ever had a dream. And then jumped out a window. 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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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film marked the debut of actor Azhar Khan in a small role. His father is actor Mazhar Khan who acted with Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan in the movie Shaan. Azhar has two brothers named Azaan (who is a film director) and Zahaan from Mazhar Khan's second marriage to Bollywood legend Zeenat Aman. 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 really feel like our whole lives, no matter how low our self esteem gets, there's a part of us that thinks, 'I have a secret, special skill that no one knows about.' And, eventually, we meet someone who's like, "You have a secret, special skill." And you're like, "I know! So do you!" And that's love.
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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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Jazz Trio Straight Ahead Saturn
Written by Neil Shah
Performed by Neil Shah
Courtesy of Audiotrove (Abstract Sound)
By arrangement of Abstract Sound
(c) Audiotrove Publishing Limited (BMI)
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Mike Birbiglia
26 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Matt Pandamiglio (Mike Birbiglia) is a loser struggling comedian who's actually more of a comedy club bartender. His girlfriend Abby (Lauren Ambrose) is too good for him. Abby pressures him to marry her, and he starts walking in his sleep under the stress.

Mike Birbiglia's semi-autobiographical one-man show is turned into a movie. It has the air of real life. However I just couldn't shake the question that probably everybody asked while watching this movie. "Why did she stay with this loser?" Mike probably played up his loserness too much at the beginning. His acting at the start had no energy at all. It just made it hard to understand why Abby would ever stay with him. There is an imaginative explanation based on real life. But it still isn't quite satisfying.


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