• While You Were Sleeping (1995)

While You Were Sleeping

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 1998

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

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: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Glynis Johns, Micole Mercurio, Jason Bernard

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Caravan Pictures, Hollywood Pictures

Keywords: Brother, Father, Temptation, Amusing, Hospital, Love, Deception, Melodramatic, Lighthearted, Family, Love triangle, 1990s, Pursuit, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    But Turteltaub surprises us. He has the kind of unerring comic touch - easily able to carry his audience from smart dialogue to heart-tugging emotion to something awfully close to slapstick - that should serve the movie world well. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's a feel-good film, warm and good-hearted, and as it was heading for its happy ending, I was still a little astonished how much I was enjoying it. show more

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's a feel-good deal you can take the whole family to, or even better, a date. And this almost cuddly film, built on a farfetched case of mistaken identity, delivers plenty of fun. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy