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Plot: Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of… Runtime: 103 min Release Date: 21 Apr 1995
Next time you are depressed, this is the perfect pick me up. If you like watching the same movies over and over, this is great for that also. The chemistry between the two main characters is outstanding, much better than in this year's Two Weeks' Notice. Laugh out loud and cry out loud.
"Ephronesque" and Endearing (by jhclues)
A sweet and gentle, romantic film about how love sometimes slips in through the window rather than coming straight in through the front door, it's the one that put star Sandra Bullock into contention with Meg Ryan for the crown of America's Sweetheart. And with good reason, because in `While You Were Sleeping,' directed by Jon Turteltaub, Bullock emerges as the epitome of the modern day `girl next door,' in the best and most sincere sense. This is a film that explores one of the basic tenets of the human condition, the need to love and be loved, and makes no bones about what <more>
it's trying to accomplish along the way. Clearly, the filmmakers want to make you feel good and entertain you at the same time. And they succeed on both fronts.Lucy Moderatz Bullock lives alone in Chicago, where she has an apartment, a cat and a job with the CTA as a token taker for the train. Her life is fairly uncomplicated and uneventful read: Dull , and the one thing she looks forward to in her daily grind is seeing a certain young gentleman who rides the train everyday and always passes through her toll booth. She's doesn't even know his name, and they've never exchanged so much as a `Good morning,' but in her mind he's become the Prince Charming she's always dreamed about.Then on Christmas morning he passes through, but while waiting on the platform for the train he gets mugged and falls onto the tracks, unconscious. And a train is coming. Lucy runs to his aid and saves his life, but the severe head trauma he's sustained has put him in a coma. At the hospital, they refuse to let her in to see him, as that is a privilege reserved for family members only; so in desperation she tells them that she is his fiancee, which does the trick. But when his family-- his rather `large' family-- shows up, her ruse creates something of a sticky wicket. Everything is moving so fast and becoming so emotional that Lucy simply can't get in a word of explanation. The next thing she knows, to the family she is their beloved Peter's Peter Gallagher intended even though he's never said a word to them about her , and because the situation is so frantic and there's such concern about Peter, besides which it's Christmas, Lucy can't bring herself to tell them the truth. So in an instant, her life is suddenly changed; she's surrounded by `family,' and she's `engaged' to her Prince Charming. Even if he is, well...in a coma.Turteltaub has crafted and delivered a thoroughly engaging film in the tradition of Nora Ephron's `You've Got Mail' the second best romantic comedy ever made and `Sleepless In Seattle.' He sets a perfect pace, and presents his endearingly eclectic assemblage of characters in the best possible way-- he makes you feel at home with them. Most importantly, though, Turteltaub manages to make this a `sweet' film without being `saccharin' about it, which would have sunk it quicker than a deflated rubber raft in an undertow. Instead, he pulls out all the right stops to make his film entirely Ephronesque and entertaining, and it works beautifully. The humor is warm, and as the story moves along he builds upon that strong sense of `need' that is universal, then triumphs by satisfying that need in the end.Sandra Bullock has never been more winning or winsome than she is here; there's a special quality about her Lucy that makes you want to reach out to her. She is, without question, the most vulnerable character Bullock has ever played. There is very little of Annie `Speed' or Gracie `Miss Congeniality' , for example, about her; the closest to Lucy of any of her characters, in fact, would be Birdee in `Hope Floats.' That is not to say there is anything `weak' about Lucy at all-- quite the contrary, in fact. There is a decided strength in the very benevolence of Lucy's nature, even in the way she wears her heart on her sleeve and especially inasmuch as she is not afraid to admit to herself what she really wants and needs. This is an independent woman who accepts and meets any and all challenges of life, but keeps an open mind and, above all, an open heart. And that is what makes Lucy so endearing; she's the one who brings a cake to the office to share with her co-workers for no other reason than the fact that it makes the world and everybody in it a little bit better. That's what Bullock brings to her performance here, and it's what makes Lucy one of her most enduring and memorable characters.As for sliding in through the window rather than coming through the front door, that's exactly what Bill Pullman does with his portrayal of Peter's brother, Jack Callaghan. He's the one who shows up after the fact, as it were, but very quickly makes a connection and ingratiates himself with the audience. Initially, Jack seems to be playing the role of devil's advocate, his suspicions aroused by the fact that Peter has never mentioned Lucy to him; but that begins to change with some very subtle undertones that prove to be extremely effective. And Pullman does a terrific job of developing his character in real time, which makes Jack convincing, and a piece of the puzzle that fits in perfectly. A `character actor' type leading man, Pullman has a resume filled with varied and colorful characters, but Jack is his most engaging role ever, and he succeeds entirely with it. The wonderful supporting cast includes Jack Warden Saul , Peter Boyle Ox , Micole Mercurio Midge , Michael Rispoli Joey and the wonderful Glynis Johns, as beautiful and charming as ever as Elsie. Warm and poignant, `While You Were Sleeping' is one to savor; this one's a keeper. BTW, the #1 romantic comedy? Bonnie Hunt's `Return To Me' . 10/10.
This was an extremely underrated movie. There were so many funny little segments and happenings in this movie. Like when the newspaper boy was delivering papers, and when they had the dinner conversation. If you just watch the movie for some good laughs and don't try to expect some big, deep storyline you will find that it is a VERY enjoyable movie. It had us all laughing till we......well you know what I mean. Sit back, get some popcorn and enjoy the show. There's nothing wrong with silly, senseless humor, is there? Even my husband enjoyed it. I've seen this movie more times than <more>
I probably should admit. But I laugh every time I see it. Another good choice...How to meet a guy in 10 days.
A Charming Movie About Misunderstanding (by theowinthrop)
Sandra Bullock is a working girl who wants to travel. She has no family, and is usually stuck doing holiday shifts in the Chicago transit system as a toll booth clerk on the elevated railway . She has noted one man who uses the station all the time Peter Gallagher , and rescues him when he is thrown onto the train tracks just before a train comes into the station. Gallagher is in a coma and due to a well-intentioned nurse Bullock is introduced to the family of Gallagher as his fiancé. She tries to tell them the truth, but when she learns his grandmother Glynis Johns has a heart problem <more>
she hesitates. Soon she is treated as a member of this nice family as a member well, she did save Gallagher, and she is thought to be his fiancé . Only his brother Bill Pullman has real doubts, and keeps mentioning them and keeps apologizing for them. Bullock and Pullman find that they are also growing more attracted to each other. The film shows how these problems are resolved. And it is all done in a most charming manner.This is one of those films that would take only a few minutes to quickly resolve in the real world, where Bullock would have told the truth early on. But the audience is allowed to suspend it's disbelief because the characters are uniformly likable. Although Jack Pullman is constantly questioning Bullock's story, each time she gives a plausible explanation of what is going on, and Pullman likes her enough to accept these explanations. The only one who knows the truth is the family friend Sam Jack Warden and he too feels that the news has to be broken carefully he loves the family and doesn't want them hurt . Oddly enough his one effort at meddling almost screws up the situation in the film for Bullock, Pullman, and Gallagher. Pullman also faces the truth and explains to his father Peter Boyle that he doesn't want to continue in the family business. Boyle's reaction becomes important too.The performances are flawless, and one finds oneself rooting for most of the cast the sole exception is the actress playing "Ashley", Peter Galagher's actual girl friend . Her opposite number, "Joe Jr." is too comic a figure to dislike in fact, at one point he thinks Pullman is annoying Bullock and offers to take care of him - not the act of a rat at all . For a sweet, lovable love tale WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING is hard to top. In the last decade only WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, WORKING GIRL, PRETTY WOMAN, NOTTING HILL, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and YOU'VE GOT MAIL are on par with it, but the family becomes so important to Bullock in the plot this has a special warmth in it that is quite is different from most of the others.
Sweet, charming, hilarious, and heartwarming romantic comedy (by Catherine_Grace_Zeh)
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, in my opinion, is a sweet, charming, hilarious, and heartwarming romantic comedy. If you ask me, the way that Lucy Sandra Bullock and Peter Peter Gallagher met was very romantic. Also, in my opinion, Joey Michael Rispoli was a little crazy. This was because he just couldn't seem to leave Lucy alone. In addition, to me, Jack Bill Pullman was a really cute guy. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say, "If you like romantic comedies or movies where people meet by chance, I highly recommend WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING!" Now, in conclusion, when you <more>
see this sweet, charming, hilarious, and heartwarming romantic comedy, prepare to laugh and be touched.
A grin-from-ear-to-ear, hug-yourself movie! (by Riograce)
This is a great movie to watch when you're feeling low. It's fun to watch Lucy and Jack slowly fall for each other while trying to do the right thing by poor Peter, the comatose "fiance." I'll just add that if you're looking for a movie to watch with your mom and dad, this is it! No embarrassing sex scenes or unnecessary vulgar language, and it *still* manages to be a great time at the movies. Now fancy that: a clean movie that entertains! _While You Were Sleeping_ restores my faith in moviemakers. :-
Essential Bullock (by RNMorton)
Warm and gentle comedy that shows Bullock to her best advantage, in her favorite role of shy closet beauty. Bullock obsesses about a man she sees briefly every day; when he is knocked unconscious she claims to be his fiancée. Then sparks begin to fly with the brother. Wonderful turns by Boyle and Warden as older family members. There's a great line by Boyle in this movie, something like you always imagine you'll have these long golden moments in life and then when you get there it lasts about a minute. I think Bullock was never better than in this movie, in later productions her shy <more>
modesty seems a little artificial. She and Pullman have just enough chemistry together to pull this through.
Very Sweet Romantic Comedy - Great Entertainment! (by reblit)
Sandra Bullock play Lucy a sweet girl who has recently lost her father and never knew her mother. She works taking tokens at a commuter train station. She sees the same guy Peter Gallagher who plays Peter everyday and fantasizes that he will one day notice her and they will fall in love.....and happily ever after will happen.One day she sees him pushed onto the tracks by a couple of hoods. He is knocked unconscious. Lucy jumps on the tracks and saves his life. From there he is transported - still unconscious -to the hospital and Lucy meets his family and they know she saved his life and <more>
they think she is Peter's girlfriend. The Gallagher family fall in love with Lucy and she loves the family.Peter Boyle does a good job as the father and Jack Warden is also great as the family friend, Saul."While You Were Sleeping" is worth watching, it is just so sweet and light hearted, you can't help but love it.
Sweet romantic comedy--Sandra Bullock's breakthrough movie (by preppy-3)
Bullock plays Lucy, a lonely Chicago transit worker. She falls in love with a man she's never talked to Peter Peter Gallagher , but sees every day at the train station. One day she saves his life, but he slips into a coma. His family mistakenly believes she's his girlfriend and she doesn't have the heart to correct them. Then she meets Peter's sweet, soft-spoken brother Jack a wonderful Bill Pullman and falls for him! Then Peter wakes up... You can figure out the rest. Utterly predictable but totally charming. The script is funny, the film looks gorgeous and Bullock and <more>
Pullman have wonderful chemistry together. Well worth seeing...a perfect date film. One small complaint...it goes on a bit too long. Still, well worth seeing.