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Sleepwalk With Me
"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This self-deprecating comedy would make both Larry David and Louis C.K. proud,"
‑ Chase Whale,
"This is a movie for anyone who's ever been unsure, and surely that's everyone."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Rarely these days do you come across a comedy so wholly warm-hearted."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"The mix of broad laughs and excruciating truths makes for a highly watchable and intuitive experience."
‑ Adam Lowes, HeyUGuys
"Though the sleep-walking episodes are funny, it's the way Mike Birbiglia captures the pains of performing comedy to tiny rooms that really fly."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"From start to finish, his character, called Matt Pandamiglio, is all by his lonesome -- reaching out of the fog. He's a funny fog person."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Notwithstanding its storytelling stumbles, "Sleepwalk With Me" points in a positive direction for this likable comedian's career."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Birbiglia humbly finds gold in his unassuming story."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"A riotous breakthrough for Mike Birbiglia, whose humanist comedy says a lot about modern relationships that many of us won't be prepared to admit."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"As entertaining as the movie can be, it's the smaller, more poignant material in between the big laughs that makes the final product so charming."
‑ Tom Clift, Moviedex
"The film acts as both a diary of a sidewinding comic stylist finding his style, almost by accident, and a reminder to all post-collegiate boyfriends and girlfriends that "OK" probably isn't good enough for either party."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"A smart, neurotic slice-of-life comedy about a stand-up comic with confidence issues, commitment issues, and career issues."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"However, there's something ultimately unsatisfying about the experience of listening to stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia tell the true story of his inability to marry his longtime girlfriend (played by the far-too-hot-to-be-with-him Lauren Ambrose)."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"Walking a fine line between darkly compassionate comedy, biting reality, striking low-budget fantasy and harsh psychological honesty, this modest but most disarming offering from funnyman Birbiglia is one of those pics that unexpectedly grows on you."
‑ David 'Mad Dog' Bradley, Rip It Up
"It takes a while to find its feet but Sleepwalk With Me develops into an interesting film about an interesting person."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
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