Sleepwalk with Me

An appealingly low-key cinematic adaptation of director-star Mike Birbiglia's autobiographical one-man show, Sleepwalk with Me is an amiable tale of beta-male discovery. Full of shaggy self-deprecation and wistful romantic realization, it serves as a sort of snapshot biography, charting Birbiglia's first foot-in-the-water success as a touring stand-up comic, even as it comes at the cost of the dissolution of a long-term relationship, and against the backdrop of a rare sleep disorder. The movie's subtext — of forestalled adulthood, particularly male adulthood, and its relationship to other elements of modernity — could stand to be explored a bit more, either at the cost of some of the movie's family segments or just additionally, since the film only runs 80 minutes. But Sleepwalk with Me is still a mostly enjoyable little treat — and a reminder that, yes, comedians have real private lives too. For the full, original review, from ShockYa, click here. For more on the movie, meanwhile, click here to visit its website. (IFC, unrated, 80 minutes)

 

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