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      Dream for an Insomniac

      R Released Apr 18, 1996 1h 48m Romance Comedy LGBTQ+ List
      50% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 75% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings An aspiring actress (Ione Skye) toils in her uncle's San Francisco cafe and finally meets her ideal man (Mackenzie Astin). Read More Read Less

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      Scott Tobias AV Club The chemistry between Skye and Astin is based entirely on grueling, non-stop referential dialogue, as if neither of them has forgotten a word of Kierkegaard, Tennyson, or Cobain. Feb 4, 2019 Full Review Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle It's talky, clumsy and a bit trivial, but the talk is rarely dull, and there's an integrity about its clumsiness: It's harder to be smooth when you have things you really want to say. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times Dream for an Insomniac is really a self-conscious modern sitcom that with its San Francisco setting suggests a pale shadow of Armistead Maupin's Tales From the City. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review John Ferguson Radio Times Filmed in a mixture of black and white and colour, this has enough good lines to keep you smiling and the young cast members deliver attractive performances. Rated: 3/5 Jan 3, 2019 Full Review Maitland McDonagh TV Guide A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 15, 2010 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Yuri B This wasn't bad, not at all. Just another 90's rom com. I loved the cast, but I sincerely wish the script was fleshed out "a bit more". But honestly, there could be worse ways to kill 90 minutes of your life. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of my all-time favorite "love stories"...I just love this movie so much. I fell in love with it many years ago. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review camille l Ce qui ressemble d'abord a un Chick Flick anecdotique se transforme en une charmante comedie romantique dominee de la tete et des epaules par Jennifer Aniston, dont la mise en scene efficace et assez originale de Tiffanie DeBartolo tire le maximum de son script particulierement bien ecrit. De plus, le film evite de tourner en rond dans la mesure ou il ne dure que 90 minutes. Porte par une bande-son remarquable, Dream For An Insomniac se trouve etre un Frances Ha-lite, moins virtuose mais tout aussi sympathique. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Ione Skye is a beautiful Wallflower. Proving that even the quirky black sheep of the family can live happily ever after. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed this film. Ione Skye is a brillian actress. She doesn't get enough credit that she deserves. Great film a must see! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Fairly entertaining romcom for an afternoon at home Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An aspiring actress (Ione Skye) toils in her uncle's San Francisco cafe and finally meets her ideal man (Mackenzie Astin).
      Director
      Tiffanie DeBartolo
      Producer
      John Hackett, Christopher Lloyd
      Screenwriter
      Tiffanie DeBartolo
      Distributor
      Columbia TriStar Home Video
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 18, 1996, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 17, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $14.7K
      Runtime
      1h 48m
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