The Sleepy Time Gal
The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

Two women connected by family are drawn closer by fate in this low-key drama. Frances (Jacqueline Bisset) is a woman in her early fifties who had already begun to sense time was running out for her when she learned that she has cancer.… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. His scenes are short and often unexpected.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Its rhythms and currents sink into a viewer's consciousness and linger in the mind.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A captivating and intimate study about dying and loving...

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity ... Bisset is both convincing and radiant.

Gene Seymour

It's delicate, haunting and sultry.

Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It has a subtle way of getting under your skin and sticking with you long after it's over.

Erin Meister
Boston Globe

A thoughtful, moving piece that faces difficult issues with honesty and beauty.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Bisset delivers a game performance, but she is unable to save the movie.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Doesn't reach for the obvious buttons that a weepy mainstream cancer film, like 'Stepmom' or 'Life As a House,' would push.

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Daniel Parsons
<i>Sleepy Time Gal</i> is one of those brilliant films that could only be part of American indie cinema. Frances, a mother, former writer and DJ,… More