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Sleepwalk With Me (2012)



Critic Consensus: Laugh-out-loud funny and endearingly messy, Sleepwalk with Me overcomes its tonal inconsistencies to deliver a sweetly melancholic, amiably reassuring indie crowd-pleaser.

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"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Based on the successful one-man show, Sleepwalk With Me engages in the kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art. -- (C) IFCmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2012
Box Office: $2.3M
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Mike Birbiglia
as Matt Pandamiglio
James Rebhorn
as Frank Pandamiglio
Carol Kane
as Linda Pandamiglio
Aya Cash
as Hannah
Alex Karpovsky
as Ian Gilmore
Marc Maron
as Marc Mulheren
Marylouise Burke
as Aunt Lucille
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Critic Reviews for Sleepwalk With Me

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (32)

This self-deprecating comedy would make both Larry David and Louis C.K. proud,

Full Review… | November 8, 2013
Top Critic

From start to finish, his character, called Matt Pandamiglio, is all by his lonesome -- reaching out of the fog. He's a funny fog person.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The film acts as both a diary of a sidewinding comic stylist finding his style, almost by accident, and a reminder to all post-collegiate boyfriends and girlfriends that "OK" probably isn't good enough for either party.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

This is a great radio bit. Problem is that somebody decided this was a movie, and it is certainly not.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Rarely these days do you come across a comedy so wholly warm-hearted.

Full Review… | August 17, 2014
Under the Radar

Birbiglia humbly finds gold in his unassuming story.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013

Audience Reviews for Sleepwalk With Me


'Sleepwalk With Me'. Unexpectedly hilarious, sweet and honest. Some real moments of laugh-out-loud humour that's normally hard for me to come by.


Super Reviewer

I am a big Mike Birbiglia fan, so I may be a bit biased here..but...I thought that this movie was VERY charming.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

This adorable, quarky film is very fitting for Birbiglia. Fans know of him as a successful comedian, but we have to watch his younger self struggle to find the standup routine we already have in our heads. Meanwhile, the current, successful self weaves his way through the movie, narrating this tale of yore with pieces of his stand-up in an abrupt, almost rushed way that ends up creating a jarring, uncanny valley-like effect where lines that are hilarious in their original form are suddenly not. However, the visual reenactments of the sleepwalk episodes described in his routine were absurd and funny, and the cameos (even some Mitch Hedberg material) were a nice, warming touch.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

Super Reviewer

Sleepwalk With Me Quotes

Matt: We almost spent the entire rest of our lives together because we didn't want to make the other person mad.
– Submitted by Jacob M (3 years ago)
Matt: Nice shirt loser...
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
Matt: There's a jackal in the road!
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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