Dream for an Insomniac
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

Actress Frankie has spent much of her life dating no one who is "less than extraordinary." When she meets David, they immediately begin exchanging literary quotes and soon fall in love. Problems arise when Frankie learns that… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Aniston is the breeze in this movie.

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Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

...the sort of insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs that insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs wish they could be

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

A romantic comedy about bright, funny, confused young people in San Francisco, it fails to be bright or funny itself, only confused.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

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.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe.

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Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Contrived poop. If these people really exist I hope we never meet. Let's be weird and free-spirited for the sake of being weird and free-spirited. Insert… More