The Perfect Sleep (2008)
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Critic Reviews for The Perfect Sleep
There are shadows on top of shadows. It's the film noir universe, all right. What does the title refer to? Perhaps to what you will enjoy during the film.
Easy on the eyes but brutal on the ears, The Perfect Sleep fuses Shakespearean tragedy and noir iconography into a strange, lovely, leaden ball of confusion.
The disjointed story is no more comprehensible than The Big Sleep. Though Alter is no Howard Hawks and Pardoe and Sanchez are no Bogie and Bacall, this movie looks great. You won't nap through The Perfect Sleep.
Style significantly trumps substance in The Perfect Sleep, a good-looking but convoluted homage to film noir, Russian literature and Shakespearean tragedy, among a few too many other things.
Audience Reviews for The Perfect Sleep
This movie's title seemingly refers not to anything within the movie, but rather where it will leave its audience. While the cinematography and the sporadic self-referential humor are assets here, the unending, droning voice-over narration and exposition are too much. There is seriously about an hour and twenty minutes worth of explaining the plot convolutions and then a quick and entertaining climax. The end of the film belongs to a much better movie. Perhaps taking a cue from the title, most of the actors seem to somnambulate through their roles. Only Patrick Bauchau as the primary antagonist impresses.
Is this suppose to be funny? Lame.
a bit on the sllloooowwwww side but everytime you are about to go god this is slow it picks up enough to keep you interested...the doctor in this is funny evn though he is not supposed to be...the ending a little predictable but good enough to not feel like you got ripped off...
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