Too Much Sleep (2001)


Critic Consensus: An offbeat movie that will award patient viewers.


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When not working as a night shift guard in a typical American suburb, mother-dominated Jack Crawford spends time at home in his room. His ho-hum life abruptly changes one day when he meets a lovely woman named Kate while riding the bus. Jack finds Kate intoxicating and does not realize until after she is gone that his gun is missing. This leaves Jack unsure as to whether he has lost it or whether she took it from him. His comical search for the missing firearm leads him into the surprisingly dark side of his peaceful hometown.

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Marc Palmieri
as Jack Crawford
Pasquale Gaeta
as Eddie DeLuca
R.G. Rader
as Jonathan
Jon Langione
as Tom Coffee
Joan Maquiling
as Jack's Mother
Jack Mertz
as Judy's Father
Raj Kanithi
as Mr. Raj
Peggy Lord Chilton
as Mrs. Bruner
Stan Carp
as Male Nurse
Martin Epstein
as Social Critic
Sally Stat
as Agnes Janarone
Anthony Trentacost
as Chris Bruner
Michael Hernando
as Male Dancer
Alan Podinker
as Male Dancer
Jeff Morris
as Bartender
John Medina
as Bouncer
Rocco Paolo
as Bouncer
Laurie Eng
as Restaurant Hostess
Martin Pfeiffercorn
as Man on Street
Anita Orlacchio
as Woman at Car Wash
Paul Sean
as Man at Deli
George Lee Masters
as Man at Deli
Ted Boehler
as Man at Deli
Vic Hyer
as Man at Deli
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Critic Reviews for Too Much Sleep

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (23)

The film moves from mere dreamlessness to its own weird magic.

Apr 10, 2001 | Full Review…

As a story, Too Much Sleep could inspire a little snooze of its own. But in images - in shots of Jack walking the suburban wasteland, of lawn sprinklers and discarded backyard toys -- it is nearly saved.

Mar 23, 2001

For all his baggy-pants vulgarity, Eddie gives Jack the energy he needs to find his own way. And Jack finding Jack is the nut of the tale.

Mar 23, 2001 | Full Review…
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A modest, non-pushy little movie, one that resists hitting you over the head to get laughs.

Mar 23, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Though far less polished (and pricey) than the average studio movie, an independent film such as Too Much Sleep easily makes up in pith and becoming modesty what it lacks in flash.

Mar 23, 2001 | Rating: 2/4

A wickedly smart indie film.

Mar 23, 2001 | Full Review…

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