Dream for an Insomniac
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Set in San Francisco, this romantic comedy centers on the relationships between an aspiring actress and a blue-eyed handsome fellow who meets all her stringent requirements for being the "Perfect Boyfriend." Actress Frankie has spent much of her young-adult life living in an apartment of Uncle Leo's Café. She works there as a waitress along with Rob, her cousin. There they usually hang out with their friends, slacker Juice and fellow would-be star Allison. Before spying beautiful, blue-eyed David, Frankie refused to waste her time dating anyone "less than… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dream for an Insomniac is really a self-conscious modern sitcom that with its San Francisco setting suggests a pale shadow of Armistead Maupin's Tales From the City."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Aniston is the breeze in this movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"...the sort of insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs that insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs wish they could be"
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"It's talky, clumsy and a bit trivial, but the talk is rarely dull, and there's an integrity about its clumsiness: It's harder to be smooth when you have things you really want to say."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A romantic comedy about bright, funny, confused young people in San Francisco, it fails to be bright or funny itself, only confused."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"If you're looking for a safe romantic comedy featuring 20-somethings, then you might enjoy Dream for an Insomniac. If you like more challenging films, you won't regret skipping it."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"All of the playful dialogue -- and this movie is joyfully full of talk -- is handled well in DeBartolo's savvy script and given life by actors who seem to truly embody the idealism of the characters."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
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