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Rated PG-13 · 90 minutes · 2012
Comedian Mike Birbiglia apparently suffers from a major sleepwalking problem, and this semi-autobiographical film takes a funny and sometimes shocking look at it. Birbiglia essentially plays himself, a struggling standup comedian who is trying to sustain a relationship with his girlfriend (Lauren Ambrose). He seems rather mellow during the day, but is prone to nasty and violent sleep episodes, during which he acts out what’s happening in his dreams, and he nearly kills himself numerous times. Birbiglia directed along with Seth Barrish, and the film is one of the year’s more-pleasant surprises. David Wain makes a brief cameo, as does comedian Marc Maron as a thinly veiled version of his marvelously sarcastic self.
Director: Mike Birbiglia
Producer: Ira Glass, Jacob Jaffke, Brian Bedol, Ken Lerer and Alissa Shipp
Cast: Lauren Ambrose, Mike Birbiglia, Hannibal Burress, Wyatt Cenac, William Dement, Lucy DeVito, Sondra James, Carol Kane, Alex Karpovsky, Emily Meade, James Rebhorn, Kristen Schaal, Marc Maron, Loudon Wainwright III and John Lutz

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Indy Week Mike Birbiglia's entertaining but troubling Sleepwalk With Me It's the story of a shlubby nobody who becomes a shlubby somebody, told as an intriguing mix of stand-up, direct-address to the camera, re-enacted nightmares and conventionally staged scenes. by David Fellerath 09/05/2012
Colorado Springs Independent This American love: Sleepwalk With Me It's primarily about a struggling comic fumbling his way toward success while trying to maintain an increasingly unstable romance. by Tricia Olszewski 09/19/2012
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Portland Mercury Mike Birbiglia Is a Real Person Go on a scary night-trip with Mike Birbiglia in Sleepwalk with Me. by Alison Hallett 08/30/2012
Chicago Reader Sleepwalk With Me considers romance from A to Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me looks at love and sleep disorder by J.R. Jones 08/29/2012
Charleston City Paper The City Paper's conversation with Ira Glass about Sleepwalk With Me It would be impossible to try to turn our interview into a full-fledged “article.” Ira Glass is Ira Glass, a storyteller for the ages, a master of oratory, and to try to synthesize his talk into my own babble would be a lowdown, dirty shame. So here, in his own words, is Ira Glass. by Susan Cohen 09/11/2012
Chicago Reader This week's Culture Vultures recommend: Chicagoans recommend Life, on the Line, a heartwarming sleepwalking story, and escaping the money game by Meg Pier 10/10/2012

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