In My Sleep (2011)
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• THE MAKING OF IN MY SLEEP: This featurette gives the audience an exciting inside glimpse into the day-to-day production of a feature film by a first time director.
• GAG REEL
• FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH WRITER/DIRECTOR ALLEN WOLF
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The screenplay is tightly written and the movie features strong performances by lead actors Philip Winchester, Lacey Chabert, and Abigail Spencer. Allen Wolf mixes superb humor into this thriller, keeping the audience entertained throughout. "In My Sleep" is truly a unique movie that you will not forget.
The movie is a well-written edge-of-your-seat thriller, interlaced with incredible suspense, Hitchcockian elements, a fantastic plot, great intensity, wonderful musical score, and even humor along the way.
If you like movies like Memento and the Usual Suspects, and appreciate movies with twists and turns that keep you guessing the entire time, you'll love this movie. After I saw this movie, I couldn't stop talking or thinking about it. It's one of those movies that stays in your mind and makes you think through it and ask questions about it for several days. (And one that you'll want to see again once you figure everything out).
In this film, the protagonist must follow the clues and unravel the mystery as to who murdered one of his best friends, even though the signs point to the bizarre conclusion that he may have killed her while he was sleepwalking.
The twists and turns will keep you guessing. What a fun film. I wholeheartedly recommend this indie-gem to all fans of thrillers and murder mysteries alike!
In My Sleep is a murder/mystery with a twist- the man (played by Philip Winchester) apparently committing the murders does so while sleepwalking. However the question running through 80% of the movie is this- is he *really* killing people in his sleep, or is he being set up using several carefully placed tricks? He wakes up surrounded by unxplainable blood spots that don't belong to him but, it's definitely somebody's blood. Does that mean he's guilty? Does that mean he's a murderer? This makes for a compelling story.
What makes the story even MORE interesting is that the person murdered just happens to be his brothers wife after Philip and said wife actually have an affair together. Philip wakes up in the morning with no recollection of the events that occurred over the night. While this may sound like a typical guy thing ("I don't remember sleeping with her!") there's more do it than that, haha. Yes, *very* good idea for a storyline! Amazingly, Philip being responsible for the murder is something he brings on himself due to nobody believing the severity of his sleepwalking issues.
Throughout the film Philip's character constantly tries to figure out what actually happened that fateful night and put the clues together involving several women he meets (a photographer played by Lacey Chabert, a woman he meets during special meetings with a gathering of people (Abigail Spencer) and his mother (Beth Grant) to name a few). Other big name actors and actresses such as Tony Hale from Arrested Development and Kirsten Vangsness from Criminal Minds aren't really utilized much, which is a shame.Read more ›
Marcus (Philip Winchester) suffers from parasomnia (a category of sleep disorders that involves abnormal and unnatural movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, and dreams that occur while falling asleep, sleeping, between sleep stages, or during arousal from sleep. Most parasomnias are dissociated sleep states which are partial arousals during the transitions between wakefulness and NREM sleep, or wakefulness and REM sleep). He awakens with blood stained hands and when he hears that a close friend Ann (Kelly Overton) has been murdered he fears the worst. His best friend tries to be supportive but the police disrupt Marcus' own investigation of his behavior patterns when they come to arrest him for the murder. How the story ends is wracked with suspense and keeps the audience in suspense to the last minute.
The supporting cast is spotty, but Lacey Chabert, Abigail Spencer and even Kirsten Vangsness from The Mentalist television series give solid support. This is not a great movie but it is a chance to watch Philip Winchester grow beyond his previous roles and become a solid leading man. Grady Harp, March 12
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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This is a bit more than your run-of-the-mill thriller. It left me guessing as to what was going on and how different characters were involved. Read more
Good movie, good pace, surprise ending! Don't let anyone ruin the movie for you by revealing the end before you watch the beginning.Published 5 months ago by New Old North Columbus
Very good thriller starring the sexy Philip Winchester. Well written story & good acting. Nice to see it in HD.Published 21 months ago by SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
Lacey was again very good and she showed a different side to her acting career. She's good at showing human emotion in just about any way known to women.Published 22 months ago by Gary L. Cotton
I loved In My Sleep. I read the script when Philip was rehearsing and found it to be quite intriguing. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Anita Iverson