While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping

DVD - 1998?
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A lonely young woman saves the life of a handsome stranger she has fallen in love with from afar. His family mistakes her for his fiancee, and she goes along because she likes his offbeat family so much. Matters take a hilarious turn when she meets and falls in love with her make-belive lover's brother.
Publisher: [California] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Video (distributor), [1998?]
Branch Call Number: DVD W COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781558907928
1558907920

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Shot exclusively in Chicago, this one made headlines because it came out when Sandra Bullock was super hot, post-"Speed." But I love it because it sings and screams Chicago. Unlike Windy City rom-coms "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Return to Me," this film uses ton... Read More »


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kpelish
Jun 05, 2019

An early entry in Sandra Bullock's long-lasting career that showcases her wit and sweetness.

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

In a word... wonderful! This is the first movie I'd ever seen Sandra Bullock in, and it remains a favorite to this day. Her portrayal of Lucy Eleanor Moderatz is perfect and Lucy has truly become one of my all-time favorite movie characters. The storyline is very original and the first time I saw it, it was different than I had expected. Happily this turned out to be a VERY good thing. A warm and funny romantic comedy that will bring a few tears as well, "Sleeping" has amazing acting and some big-name stars. This is one of my all-time favorite movies!

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

A must for any fan of romance, Sandra Bullock, or this era

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robinandrews10
Feb 20, 2019

Sandra Bullock is perfect and this film is a classic. It is a must watch every Christmas season for me.

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LaNomada01
Dec 20, 2018

A series of well-meaning misunderstanding - RULE the day in this romantic comedy. One of Sandra Bullocks early-career movies - it's a delight to see her get swept away by this cute kooky family. You're rooting for the love story in this movie and that's a joyous thing.

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soundspace
Jul 08, 2018

A little cheesy, but funny. If you are just looking for a light film to pass the time, give it a watch.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 03, 2017

I really enjoyed watching While You Were Sleeping. The storyline is unique, the characters are very likeable, and there are so many funny moments. Sandra Bullock is fantastic in this movie, as is the acting of all the other characters. The entire concept is hilarious, and based off of misunderstandings, which makes this film very entertaining to watch. The plot is very enjoyable as well, and isn’t too predictable. There is a great combination of romance, humour, and emotion, which makes this suitable for various types of people. I would highly recommend this film to other viewers! It is a very sweet and entertaining story! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

In this movie, Sandra Bullock takes on the role of Lucy, a recently single transit worker. Lucy’s life is turned upside down when she saves her crush, Peter, after he falls onto train tracks, rendering him unconscious. After this horrific accident, Peter is in a coma. While visiting Peter in the hospital, Lucy inadvertently convinces Peter’s family that she is his fiance. To make matters worse, as Lucy spends more time with Peter’s family, she finds herself falling head over heels in love with Jack, Peter’s younger brother. After Peter wakes up, Lucy must now deal with the consequences of her actions. Although While You Were Sleeping has many positive reviews, I absolutely hated this movie. Lucy and Peter’s relationship felt too forced and rushed. This is definitely not one of Sandra Bullock's greatest works. 
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ms_mustard
Feb 18, 2017

just enjoyed this with my pre-teen and teen granddaughters - who want watch it again at Christmas.

A very romantic comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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blue_wolf_1165
Dec 20, 2015

I could watch this movie a million times in a row

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Cristalc89 Jan 11, 2014

" Peter, once asked me when it was that I fell in love Jack. And I told him it was while you were sleeping."

Sunnchilde Aug 19, 2011

"Kitty? ...Kitty?....rich Kitty?"

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