While You Were Sleeping Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for While You Were Sleeping the Movie

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Feel-good romantic comedy finds lonely Lucy Moderatz (Bullock) collecting tokens for the Chicago train system and admiring Yuppie lawyer Peter Callaghan (Gallagher) as he commutes to and fro. Fate conspires to throw them together when Lucy rescues Peter after a mugging. Trouble is, he's not conscious so Lucy goes to the hospital with him, where she's mistaken for his fiancee. She continues the charade and is warmly welcomed by the Callaghan family, with the exception of Peter's brother, Jack (Pullman), who smells a rat even as he falls under the token collector's spell. Meanwhile, Peter remains in a coma, allowing Jack and Lucy to supply romantic comedy. Gallagher brings a serenity to his role as the unconscious Peter, while Bullock and Pullman take the predictable plot and deliver performances that earn them another notch on the climb to stardom.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Romantic Triangles, Mistaken Identity, Only the Lonely, Family Ties, Christmas, Chicago, Hospitals & Medicine, Paperboys, Trains, Coma
Screenplay
Fred Lebow, Daniel G. Sullivan
Cast
Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Jack Warden, Peter Boyle, Glynis Johns, Micole Mercurio, Jason Bernard, Michael Rispoli, Ally Walker, Monica Keena
Cinematography
Phedon Papamichael
Director
Jon Turteltaub
Music
Randy Edelman
Producer
Joe Roth, Roger Birnbaum, Arthur Sarkissian, Steve Barron, Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures, Buena Vista

Awards

Blockbuster 1996: Comedy Actress, V. (Bullock), Comedy Actress, T. (Bullock).

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