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Movie Review: 'While You Were Sleeping'

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While You Were Sleeping

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Boyle, Peter Gallagher, Glynis Johns, Jack Warden
director:
Jon Turteltaub

We gave it a B-

On the surface, this upbeat romantic comedy makes you feel good because it’s about a lonely, dreamy woman (Sandra Bullock) who finds love with a nice guy (Bill Pullman) while pretending to be engaged to his brother (Peter Gallagher), who can’t protest because he’s in a coma. Look beneath the surface, though, and this is a ”warm-edy” cranked out by a machine, with characters who do what they do only because the highly structured plot requires it. Bullock just about knocks herself exhausted being winsome and lovable. B-

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