While You Were Sleeping

6.71 h 43 min1995X-RayPG
A woman saves a man, in coma and wonders if he is really Mr. Right.
Jon Turteltaub
Bill PullmanSandra BullockPeter Gallagher
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Glynis JohnsMicole Mercurio
Joe RothRoger Birnbaum
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CaseyReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Feel good movie that I never tire of watching...
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Sandra Bullock is my favorite actress and I fell in love with her after seeing her in this movie, “While You Were Sleeping.” To this day, it is still my most favorite movie that I always enjoy every time I decide to watch it again. I was very happy to see that it was available in Blu-ray and snatched it up quickly as it’s not always available. If you want a movie that makes you feel good and laugh, forget your worries for a couple hours and has a great cast then I suggest watching this one.
19 people found this helpful
Bob NewsReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect wide screen visual unlike the DVD small format versions ...
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Blu-Ray Edition: Perfect wide screen visual unlike the DVD small format versions that are out there. I really enjoyed watching the Blu-Ray version after having to watch DVD version(s) for so long. Finally the way it should be! Sound was excellent as well. Great for those who enjoy "While You Were Sleeping".

I think of this movie as somewhat of a Christmas one because it's set in the timeframe of Christmas but it is not about the holiday, rather it's about the personal relationships of the characters. Cute, fun and warm hearted. ENJOY!!!!
39 people found this helpful
Kate McMurryReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
No frills DVD of an outstanding Christmas, romantic comedy
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A lonely and hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector (Sandra Bullock) is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient (Peter Gallagher), an attractive businessman whom she has worshipped from afar for a long time. The mistaken identity happens when she checks on him at the hospital after she rescues him from an oncoming train due to criminals knocking him onto the tracks while mugging him.

I am a big fan of Sandra Bullock, and this is one of my all-time favorites of her movies. My husband and I consider it one of only 3-4 Christmas movies that we find worth watching, again and again, every year. It is G-rated, and all ages can enjoy it.

This is a no-frills DVD, but it gets the job done. I have no complaints about the visual or sound quality.

This DVD would make an excellent stocking stuffer for friends or family who enjoy Christmas-themed romantic comedy.
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P. SallowsReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
While You Were Sleeping
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I've listened to this movie at night, quite possibly a thousand times. I know every sentence and can picture all the characters. I have Myasthenia Gravis, in the evening when the muscles in my eyes say quit, I have something to look forward to, all the wonderful characters in this movie right there on my Kindle.
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WriteAboutItReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
This might very well be my favorite movie of all time...
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This might very well be my favorite movie of all time. This and Home Alone Lost In New York are movies that I absolutely must see every holiday season in order to properly get me in the holiday mood. This one, however, I can watch all year 'round. I absolutely adore Sandra Bullock's sweetness and Bill Pullman's humility, and how their relationship developed, without all the trashy lusty scenes that today's movies can't seem to get enough of showing. The love portrayed in special ways by all the family members, who all have such different personalities, is also a great reminder of how precious family is, and how important and POSSIBLE it is to have a loving family despite all of our quirky differences. It makes me appreciate mine all the more. I wish there were more movies like this one made today.
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Dr. PaulReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always a delight, deserves to be a Christmas classic
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Without question, this movie always delivers and is a wonderful way to spend a couple hours. I only buy movies I know I’ll watch at least 3 more times, and having already watched “Sleeping” as we call it, many times over, that we knew it would be at least another 3 speaks to our enjoyment.

I also like it for “background” sound when working or (sometimes) reading, and find it a great movie to have as a “soundtrack to my life.”

The story is sweet, Sandy Bullock is as always, delightful, and the rest of the cast round out a wonderful group of interesting people living one very eventful Christmas time. I find it weird this has not become a yearly holiday classic - it is far better than some that have.

Follow Sandy as she falls in love and runs into all kinds of trouble, while becoming part of a wonderful new family.

Date night, weekend afternoon, or holiday classic, this is a great movie to spend time with.
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Anony MouseReviewed in the United States on October 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
My go-to when down
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Whenever I needed a pick-me-up I watched this film. Every holiday season at the end of the year I watched this film (and The Ref). Sure, it's cliched and predictable but the whole is worth more than the parts.

Bullock and Pullman shared wonderful chemistry. Bullock and the Pullman's family shared wonderful chemistry. Bullock even shared wonderful chemistry with Joe Jr., the apartment super's son.

It makes me long for some magic and family bond during the holiday season. Strangely, it never makes a life long single like me feeling depressed. It does the opposite, lifting me out of gloom and into warm and fuzzy.
25 people found this helpful
Amy SpeakmanReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my most favorite holiday movies of all time
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One of my most favorite holiday movies of all time. I actually thought Bill Pullman's acting was as good as Sandra Bullocks'. Sweet, feel-good movie with a lot of laughs along the way to a sentimental storyline. If you haven't seen it yet, it is a must-see and you, too will probably cherish it like I do in your movie collection. Definitely worth the price!
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