While You Were Sleeping

Published November 24, 2018

While You Were Sleeping

Film info

  • Title While You Were Sleeping
  • Director John Turteltaub
  • Year 1995
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline A story about love at second sight

When a woman visits the man in a coma whose life she saved, she is mistaken as his fiancee by his family. But as she finds out more about her alleged bridegroom, she soon begins to wonder if Mr. Perfect is really Mr. Right.

Title: While You Were Sleeping Director: John Turteltaub Year: 1995 Run time: 1hr 45m

Live blog

2:01 - Unintentional Christmas film. 4:46 - Sandy, if you’re pulling a tree through a window (why would you) then you need to do it backwards! 8:13 - Love Chicago movies for the ER trains. 9:29 - I feel like jumping down on the tracks too isn’t the right procedure for this. 14:20 - “I think you saved the whole family.” No pressure. 19:03 - Sole possession of the remote control is not to be sniffed at. 27:53 - “I don’t drink anymore. I don’t drink any less, either.” 30:55 - So mean to laugh at the boy falling off his bike, but HA! 34:08 - Do people really carry around pictures of themselves? 43:07 - It’s just… when he wakes up… it’s gonna be awful. 48:22 - It’s somehow so awkward and yet so sweet. How have they done that? 54:39 - “You are born into a family, you do not join them like you do the marines.” 1:03:00 - Gonna have to map this out on a wall, so many confusions. 1:04:37 - Who knew leaning was a thing? 1:06:10 - So conflicted about this movie. 1:16:59 - I don’t like this Peter guy. 1:22:52 - “You don’t know whether to hug her or arm-wrestle her.” 1:36:43 - Still conflicted but also crying. So yea.


Bit of a weird concept this one, man in a coma, woman lies quite a lot and ends up infiltrated within his family. I was conflicted about what was happening throughout most of it.

However, Sandra’s character was adorable, and she didn’t mean any harm. I loved the chemistry between her and Bill Pullman, and in the end the coma guy just wasn’t anyone you’d want to marry.

Entertaining, and moving at the end, but a bit unsettling for me.

Rating: 3/5

Rating: 3 / 5

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