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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

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 David, Frankie refused to waste her time dating anyone "less than extraordinary." But the minute they meet, they begin exchanging literary quotes and from there it is love all the way, at least until Frankie learns that David has a girl friend. Adding further tension is Frankie's upcoming acting job, one that requires she move to LA.

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Ione Skye
as Frankie
Seymour Cassel
as Uncle Leo
David 'Puck' Rainey
as Delivery Man
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Critic Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe.

Full Review… | March 15, 2010

Aniston is the breeze in this movie.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003
Combustible Celluloid

A romantic comedy about bright, funny, confused young people in San Francisco, it fails to be bright or funny itself, only confused.

Full Review… | March 24, 2002
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac

I love this movie. Sure, it may be a little over the top in its romantic sensibilities, but what a great script. It's sweet, its thoughtful ... and I ain't ashamed to admit it's one of my favorites. Can't help but think it should be adapted for the stage ... hmm ...

Darcy Hogan
Darcy Hogan

This is a great movie about a girl discovering herself and what she wants in a guy. Being that I still don't know, I love watching this film.

Karen Kelly
Karen Kelly

I did not see this movie because I am an Insomniac myself. I saw this movie because I know one of the actors in it. I love it and I want to marry David Shrader (sorry Michael).

Jen Guzman
Jen Guzman

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