Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
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Set in San Francisco, this romantic comedy centers on the relationships between an aspiring actress and a blue-eyed handsome fellow who meets all her stringent requirements for being the "Perfect Boyfriend." Actress Frankie has spent much of her young-adult life living in an apartment of Uncle Leo's Café. She works there as a waitress along with Rob, her cousin. There they usually hang out with their friends, slacker Juice and fellow would-be star Allison. Before spying beautiful, blue-eyed
Apr 18, 1996 Wide
Apr 8, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Dream for an Insomniac is really a self-conscious modern sitcom that with its San Francisco setting suggests a pale shadow of Armistead Maupin's Tales From the City.
It's talky, clumsy and a bit trivial, but the talk is rarely dull, and there's an integrity about its clumsiness: It's harder to be smooth when you have things you really want to say.
A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe.
A romantic comedy about bright, funny, confused young people in San Francisco, it fails to be bright or funny itself, only confused.
All of the playful dialogue -- and this movie is joyfully full of talk -- is handled well in DeBartolo's savvy script and given life by actors who seem to truly embody the idealism of the characters.
...the sort of insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs that insufferably pretentious, urbanite poseurs wish they could be
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