Sleepwalking (2008) If you had programmed a computer to come up with a movie that is nothing but a string of the deadliest indie-film situations and moods… 2008-03-14 R PT101M Drama AnnaSophia Robb Nick Stahl Charlize Theron Overture
Movie Review

Sleepwalking (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
AnnaSophia Robb, Sleepwalking | WAKE US WHEN IT'S OVER AnnaSophia Robb in Sleepwalking , a lifeless compendium of the worst indie-flick cliches
WAKE US WHEN IT'S OVER AnnaSophia Robb in Sleepwalking, a lifeless compendium of the worst indie-flick cliches
EW's GRADE
F

Details Limited Release: Mar 14, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 101 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: AnnaSophia Robb and Nick Stahl; Distributor: Overture

If you had programmed a computer to come up with a movie that is nothing but a string of the deadliest indie-film situations and moods (working-class small-town broken marriage; girl in search of Truth About Her Family; rambling road trip; glacial pauses between mournful thoughts), you'd have Sleepwalking, a soporific dud, which should have been tossed out of Sundance. When 12-year-old Tara's mother (Charlize Theron) disappears, the girl (AnnaSophia Robb) heads off with her uncle (Nick Stahl) for an odyssey of dullness. They're sleepwalking, all right, and you will be too. F

Originally posted Mar 12, 2008 Published in issue #983 Mar 21, 2008 Order article reprints