While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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A hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.


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22 September 2005 | Bogmeister
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| A Sleepy Little Slice of Bullock
This was the picture which proved things could be all about Sandra Bullock. "Speed" - one year earlier - showed this. This picture proved it. A lot of people nowadays make fun of a typical Bullock picture and speak of her as negligible in this day and age. They probably forget or were never aware that she was hailed as America's new sweetheart back in '95 and it was no idle chatter. There are very few actresses who can carry a picture on their own slight shoulders - I mean, really make it a success. Sure, Bill Pullman helped, but this really was Sandra all the way, in a sappy, soapy, cliché-ridden slight story of sudden romance usually very hard to buy into. But because Sandra is there on the screen throughout nearly every frame, it all works out, and you're rooting for her happiness in the final few minutes even knowing very well what is about to happen. It's like you've seen it all before, but Sandra makes you want to see it again. We are all very fortunate, those of us who have seen this story, that it was Sandra in the central role and not someone like (shudder) Demi Moore. And if a guy is really fortunate, he may meet someone like Sandra in real life.

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,288,915 23 April 1995

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,057,016

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