Dream for an Insomniac
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 18, 1996
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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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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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.

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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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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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

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

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Carlo Cavagna

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

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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