Sleepwalk With Me

24sleep_span-thumbstandard In this autobiographical tale based on director Mike Birbiglia's successful one-man show, an up-and-coming stand-up comedian deals with career and relationship issues while trying to ignore his outrageous sleepwalking habit.
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NYT Review
In “Sleepwalk With Me," a movie that the comic performer and writer Mike Birbiglia adapted from his one-man show, a slightly schlubby comedian takes his act on the road. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 86%
Critics' score: 86   Audience score: 80   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It's slight. full review

Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

This is a movie for anyone who's ever been unsure, and surely that's everyone. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

A smart, neurotic slice-of-life comedy about a stand-up comic with confidence issues, commitment issues, and career issues. full review

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Birbiglia's pleasingly nasal delivery and agreeable presence holds it together. full review

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

I liked Sleepwalk With Me-just not nearly as much as I would've liked to have liked it. full review

Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

This sharp romantic comedy began as a one-man show, and you can tell: the hero's voice-over narration wraps around the entire movie, and the scenes are mainly verbal. full review

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"Sleepwalk With Me's" transition from stage to screen primarily works because Birbiglia continues to carry the weight. full review

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

It all adds up to a fine, funny exercise in disheveled self-deprecation: a self-portrait of a guy who can't control a major portion of his life. full review

Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle

Birbiglia proves to be as engaging a presence on the screen as he has been all these years onstage and over the radio waves. full review

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

The semi-autobiographical tale is appealingly low-key and alternately funny and melancholy, informed by Birbiglia's casual delivery. full review

Claudia Puig, USA Today

Is there reason to be concerned that so much popular culture is about young men not wanting to become adults? Probably. And yet "Sleepwalk With Me" makes the subject palatable, funny and maybe even touching. full review

John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

"Sleepwalk With Me" traps Birbiglia inside his own head. He desperately needs a movie or cable series that wakes him up and sets his material loose on the outside world. full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

"Sleepwalk With Me" is the perfect movie for fans of "The Daily Show" who actually stick around for the second-half interview. full review

Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic

It is a likable, warm film that brings a welcome reassurance: Even if you fail spectacularly as a comedian or as a human being, it really can turn out OK in the end. full review

Charlie McCollum, San Jose Mercury News

I like this movie. More important, I like Mike Birbiglia in it. Whether he has a future in stand-up I cannot say, but he has a future as a monologist and actor. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Sleepwalk is oddly soothing, like a cup of camomile tea before bedtime. full review

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

A thoughtful adaptation of Birbiglia's hit one-man, off-Broadway show. full review

Sara Stewart, New York Post

More than just a glorified stand-up act. full review

Stephen Holden, New York Times

Matt's learning curve is probably supposed to be entertaining, or endearing, or something, but mostly it just sends the movie lurching into inertia. full review

Birbiglia's gift, really, is one of reassurance. It's nice to know that we can fail spectacularly and still be okay. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
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