Sleepwalk With Me Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sleepwalk With Me

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Fear of marriage can be a living nightmare.

  • Starring:

    Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Christin Milioti, Loudon Wainwright III

  • Directed by:

    Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish

  • Running time:

    81 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    A man is chased by barking/growling dogs. Shouting, bickering. Killing/dead babies mentioned. A man falls off a table, jumps through a window; broken glass. Things get knocked over, smashed. A man points a gun at another man's head (dream). Guided missile (mentioned). Blood/gore: Torn and bloody clothing. A doctor removes pieces of glass from flesh. Bloody head, knees, hands, cuts, grazes, Band-Aid.


    Sexual activity (discussed). Foreplay, undressing. A couple have sex in a car. Kissing.


    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Drinking games (mentioned).


    S-word. Boobs. Religious references and exclamations, reading from the Bible. Comic references to sex, marriage and relationships.


    Marriage, engagement, relationships, stand-up comedy, humour, sleepwalking, REM behaviour disorder, sleep study, sleep disorders, failure, falling in/out of love, rejection, dreams, road trips, pursuing dreams, infidelity, excuses, anxiety, self-help, wedding planning.


    Church setting. Wedding. Fish tank, birds. Jackal, stick insects, bear, zoos, pandas, animal mating, wild animals (mentioned), barking dogs (heard). Bacon, shrimp (eaten), chicken fingers (mentioned). Hospital setting, medical equipment, tools and procedures seen, medication (mentioned). Hiccups. Adoption, death, eating disorders, sleep disorders, narcolepsy, sleep apnoea, night terrors, brain diseases, demon (mentioned). Vomiting (heard). Baby jokes, marriage and relationship jokes. Based on a true story.


    Offbeat, likeable, heartfelt, melancholic. Good screenplay, good supporting performances. Fresh, self-aware comedy.


    Self-indulgent. Lagging pace.

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