I first heard about this movie when discussing the upcoming film, "Don't Think Twice", which is also made by the same director. The premise of "Sleepwalk with Me" was definitely interesting, so when I discovered that it was on Netflix, I decided to give it a watch.
This film really excels with its storytelling. The story is extremely compelling and funny, and was relatable to me, as I have goals that have at times seem unobtainable and have also experienced sleepwalking, albeit to a lesser extent. As someone that likes stand-up comedy, I found the film to be hilarious, since it features a lot of enjoyable stand-up scenes. I also found many laughs in the sleepwalking scenes and scenes discussing sleepwalking, as I have experienced similar circumstances. The anecdotal narrative technique was really effective, in my opinion. It brought me a bit closer into the story and made the film feel more personal. As a whole, the film actually felt like it could have been longer, with it clocking in at only an hour and twenty minutes. It has a very quick pace and a somewhat abrupt ending, but is ultimately satisfying.
The editing in this movie is smooth at times, but rough at others. Often, the film cuts seamlessly between flashback and narration or events and dreams, however some are cut more suddenly, which was potentially momentarily confusing, but not for long or to a great level. Some of the dream sequences also look a bit amateurish in the way that they are filmed, but that isn't really a major problem.
Overall, I really enjoyed "Sleepwalk with Me". It was a funny, well-made, relatable comedy. Since it is on Netflix, I highly recommend checking it out if you can.
Sleepwalk with Me
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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