Who Needs Sleep?
Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

In 1997, Brent Hershman had spent 19 hours hard at work as a camera assistant on the set of the film Pleasantville one day before he was allowed to go home. The exhausted Hershman fell asleep at the wheel of his car shortly afterward, and… More

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Genre: Documentary
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

The result is (no pun intended) a powerful wake-up call, not just for Hollywood but for a nation that once fought passionately for the eight-hour workday and now, ever more willingly, works itself to death.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Wexler makes it clear that the most victimized are in situations not unlike most Americans...

Todd McCarthy

A comprehensive, personal and surprisingly engaging look at how film crews routinely work hours far beyond anything that can be considered safe, healthy or conducive to a balanced life.

Collin Souter

We all claim to 'eat, sleep and breathe' our passion and, of course, we want to impress the higher-ups who sign our paychecks, but how much is enough?

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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter

An informative though not particularly exciting documentary.

Eric Campos
Film Threat

Who Needs Sleep is a great sleeping aid, but a horribly dull and uninspiring documentary.

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