While You Were Sleeping

1995, Romance, 1h 43m

61 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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While You Were Sleeping is built wholly from familiar ingredients, but assembled with such skill -- and with such a charming performance from Sandra Bullock -- that it gives formula a good name. Read critic reviews

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Lonely transit worker Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) pulls her longtime crush, Peter (Peter Gallagher), from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, doctors report that he's in a coma, and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes Peter's family to assume that she is his fiancée. When Lucy doesn't correct them, they take her into their home and confidence. Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter's sheepish brother, Jack (Bill Pullman).

Cast & Crew

Sandra Bullock
Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
Bill Pullman
Jack Callaghan
Peter Gallagher
Peter Callaghan
Peter Boyle
Ox Callaghan
Micole Mercurio
Midge Callaghan
Jason Bernard
Jerry Wallace
Michael Rispoli
Joe "Joey" Fusco, Jr.
Ally Walker
Ashley Bartlett Bacon
Monica Keena
Mary Callaghan
Fredric LeBow
Screenwriter
Joe Roth
Producer
Steve Barron
Executive Producer
Arthur M. Sarkissian
Executive Producer
Phedon Papamichael
Cinematographer
Bruce Green
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Critic Reviews for While You Were Sleeping

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  • Dec 25, 2014
    While You Were Sleeping is a delightful romantic holiday film that's whimsical and fun. One lonely Christmas a Chicago toll worker saves the man of her dreams (but has never met) from being run over by a subway car, and when she's mistaken for his fiancee at the hospital she's welcomed into his family. Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman lead the cast, and have great chemistry together. Bullock in particular is especially charming as a down to earth, girl next door type character. And the comedy is incredibly well-written, pulling off the farcical humor almost effortlessly. Lighthearted and full of laughs, While You Were Sleeping is a good, heartwarming family comedy.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2013
    I'm not a huge Rom com fan but this family friendly film was very funny. Bullock was likable but Pullman steals the show with the likable brother. There are some very laugh out load moments in this unbelievable plot line. I'm a little puzzled how this film hasn't lived on as something of a modern classic for the genre. It's such a likable storyline that you are impartial to the far fetching moments of the storyline. It has been quite some time since I seen this on first release but it is one of the better films of the genre. 26-12-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    A quirky film! Different from a lot of the typical romantic dramas. Very good! Sandra Bullock is excellent!
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  • Oct 24, 2010
    I love Sandra Bullock's movies. They are so fun to watch. This was sweet, funny (some scenes were hilarious) and romantic. I'm not into romantic movies that much but Sandra's ones are just awesome. I hope she doesn't disappoint me in future (like the rest of my fave one did......brutally!).
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