While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping (1995)

This offbeat romantic comedy has some rather dark underpinnings that add, rather than detract from the fun. It is the story of Lucy, an extremely lonely young woman who works as a toll-taker for the Chicago Transit Authority. She is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 21, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 3, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While You Were Sleeping is built wholly from familiar ingredients, but assembled with such skill -- and with such a charming performance from Sandra Bullock -- that it gives formula a good name.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

[Bullock] knows one of the secrets of doing romantic comedy: treating the romance as a good joke.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

A cute premise with engaging leads but little else to keep you awake.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

It's practically certain to lull moviegoers into a pleasant state of dreamy bliss.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Compared to While You Were Sleeping, even the half-baked scenario of the Marisa Tomei-Robert Downey Jr. romance Only You looks witty and inventive.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It plays like a movie dreamed up by people in a studio marketing department who'd decided to bare their souls.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The heart of the film's charm is Sandra Bullock.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It's Bullock's first shot at a role in which she plays second fiddle neither to males nor special effects. And she turns out to be every bit as delightful as anyone might have expected.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Bullock just about knocks herself exhausted being winsome and lovable.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The movie seems better suited to a holiday release. While You Were Sleeping arrives at the peak of spring, the only season that can make Christmas seem like an unwelcome visitor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
The key to this movie was Bill Pullman and Sanda Bullock clicking on such a natural level. They made the movie feel right. I love this movie. Im a sappy guy so… More
Bethany Murphy
A quirky film! Different from a lot of the typical romantic dramas. Very good! Sandra Bullock is excellent!
Wildaly M
It's cheesy, ridiculous and formulaic. Everything you want in a rom-com.
Dead Angel
I love Sandra Bullock's movies. They are so fun to watch. This was sweet, funny (some scenes were hilarious) and romantic. I'm not into romantic… More
Dean King
An ok early Rom-Com starring Sandra Bullock. It's cheesy and predictable but it has a certain likability about it nevertheless.
Lenny Muggsy
Sandra Bullock as the typical quirky, hopeless romantic alongside a bunch of old folks. Good movie.