Movie Review: 'While You Were Sleeping' | EW.com

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While You Were SleepingOn 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...While You Were SleepingOn 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...1995-05-05Peter BoylePeter GallagherGlynis JohnsJack Warden
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While You Were Sleeping

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman; Starring: Peter Boyle, Peter Gallagher, Glynis Johns, Jack Warden; Director: Jon Turteltaub; Status: In Season

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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