Wide Awake
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One man's lifelong quest for a restful night of sleep is explored as filmmaker Alan Berliner turns the camera on himself to explore the effects that insomnia has on a man who just can't seem to slow his mind down. Berliner is a man who has fallen victim to his own restless conscience. From as far back as he can remember sleep has been an elusive goal that seems ever farther from reality, but despite his best efforts Berliner just can't seem to find a cure for his condition. Whether the result of simple neurosis or the many demands of his life and family, Berliner's insomnia… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No one will be nodding out at Wide Awake."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"To make a personal documentary click, you really have to be willing to get in the trenches with the subject and that just doesn't happen here."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"The film plays like an open window on the mind of an obsessed and tortured artist."
‑ James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter
"A fascinatingly self-indulgent look at one man's battle with insomnia."
‑ Eric D. Snider, eFilmCritic.com
"It's possibly Alan Berliner's most personal documentary ever."
‑ Karina Longworth, Cinematical
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