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Film Review - Sleepwalk with Me


Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk with Me” began life as a stand-up comedy piece before it was quickly transformed into a National Public Radio story, a comedy album, a Broadway show, and a book. And now it’s a movie. Not bad for a charming, mildly horrifying tale of sleep disorder and a life devoted to comedy tested by the pitchfork poke of domestic routine. Bravo to the gifted Birbiglia for his ability to reinvent the material for a diverse range of formats, with each stop on the “Sleepwalk with Me” creative tour revealing newfound emotional angles while basically rehashing the same jokes. Despite its intimate origin and spasms of humor, Birbiglia’s tale of woe makes a soft, easy landing on the big screen, finding a fresh approach to slide outsiders into the comedian’s world, while longtime fans will have fun discovering unexplored corners of the sleepless saga. Read the rest at


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