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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)



Sandra Bullock

Bill Pullman

Peter Gallagher

Peter Boyle

Glynis Johns

Jack Warden

Directed by Jon Turtletaub

Sandra Bullock has had a string of successes way back when, and While You Were Sleeping is one of them. If you get to see the movie now, you may not get the same thrill like you did back when it first came out in 1995. Well I did not get the same thrill, I guess some movies do not just fit the watch anytime you like glove.

This romantic comedy is a feel good movie that strings together some of the most unlikely events and uses the same cheesy formula that you can find and just makes it all better with a fantastic cast. Bullock on her own in this movie carried the bouquet, giving us a performance worth commending.

The movie plot introduces us to a lonely lady named Lucy (Sandra Bullock) who lost her mother when she was young and her father a year before the incidents that are before us. She is a teller at a train station and has developed a crush for one of the passengers (Peter played by Peter Gallagher), she dreams of him regularly and to her he is her prince charming. While working during the festive period, she saw Peter being mugged, the muggers pushed him and he fell on the tracks, hitting his head and passing out. With a train coming, Lucy runs on the tracks and saves Peter. While at the hospital, she is not allowed to be near him and a miss information led to the doctor to think that Lucy was Peter’s fiancée. When Peter’s family came to see him at the hospital they are told that he was saved by his fiancée which they were surprised to find out that it is someone they do not know.

But the thought that she saved their son made them warm up to her and soon she was invited to the family celebrations of the festive period and it is there she meets Jack (Bill Pullman).

She and Jack start spending more time together, which was because Jack did not believe that Lucy was engaged to Peter, and soon they started to develop feelings for one another.

Peter soon wakes up and that is where the shit hits the fan.

The movie was a huge financial hit and earned Bullock a Golden Globe nomination. For the not so spectacular plot one thing I can say to guarantee you will enjoy this movie is the cast. The characters in this movie will surprise you in their view of things and the actors did extremely well in their portrayal.

I am sure you should be able to catch this movie now on Disney+.


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