• The Science of Sleep (2006)

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Release Date: September 22nd, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2007

R|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Soon after the death of his father, a distraught young man (Gael García Bernal) begins a job as a graphic designer, but has little chance to create. His intense dreams begin to overtake his waking life and he becomes increasingly caught up in flights of fancy. His hyperactive imagination then begins to interfere with his courtship of a pretty neighbor (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alain Chabat, Miou-Miou , Pierre Vaneck, Emma de Caunes, Aurélia Petit, Sacha Bourdo

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Fantasy, Comedy drama

Production Co: Partizan

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Bernal continues to demonstrate an impressive range; the character requires the normally laid-back actor to be a wild ball of energy, and he's more than up to the challenge. His performance is hilarious, heartfelt and more than a little creepy, which could also be said about the movie itself. show more

  • Unlike Gondry's previous features, Human Nature and Eternal Sunshine, Science lacks the sturdy armature of a Charlie Kaufman screenplay to support its eccentricities. The flood of delight in the film's first 90 minutes slowed to a trickle and, finally, a drip. show more

  • Fusing animation and live action with a series of outrageous props, Gondry veers dangerously close to being precious. But make no mistake: Gondry's hallucinatory brilliance holds you in thrall. show more

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