Dream for an Insomniac

1996

Dream for an Insomniac

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50%

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Total Count: 12

75%

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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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Critic Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (6)

  • The chemistry between Skye and Astin is based entirely on grueling, non-stop referential dialogue, as if neither of them has forgotten a word of Kierkegaard, Tennyson, or Cobain.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
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  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Filmed in a mixture of black and white and colour, this has enough good lines to keep you smiling and the young cast members deliver attractive performances.

    Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe.

    Mar 15, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Aniston is the breeze in this movie.

    Mar 18, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac

  • Feb 13, 2007
    Contrived poop. If these people really exist I hope we never meet. Let's be weird and free-spirited for the sake of being weird and free-spirited. Insert fart noise here...
    Michael G Super Reviewer

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