Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "While You Were Sleeping” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 66% off the $9.99 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
While You Were Sleeping
|Additional DVD options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
Sandra portrays Lucy Moderatz, who takes tolls on the L train in Chicago and from afar has an obsessive crush on the handsome, well-dressed Peter Callaghan, played by Peter Gallagher. The audience must willingly accept that someone as likable and attractive as Sandra Bullock is stuck in a dead-end job where she is lonely and works all the holidays because, after all, she doesn't have anyone to share them with. The movie doesn't give you much time to dwell on this because before you know it, Peter is getting mugged and knocked off Lucy's train station platform where he falls unconscious onto the path of a rapidly approaching train. Not surprisingly, Lucy jumps down and pulls the man of her dreams to safety. Lucy then follows the comatose Peter to the hospital where a nurse overhears Lucy in one of her daydreams say "this is the man I'm going to marry" - which naturally leads the nurse to think that Lucy and Peter are engaged when, in fact, the only words that have passed between them are when Peter paused to say "Merry Christmas" as he dropped his token into Lucy's toll booth.
Peter's wonderful family arrives and the misunderstanding of Lucy as Peter's fiancee is perpetuated. Lucy could have cleared up the whole misunderstanding from the first moments but:
1. Peter's family is wonderful and Lucy is lonely.
2. Peter's grandmother has a "heart condition" and Lucy fears that telling the truth may send Grandma over the edge.Read more ›
The vulnerability of the main characters gets you pulling for them right from the start, and the secondary characters do a wonderful job of convincing you that they are real with their own histories.
Peter Boyle is hysterical as the decent, but frustrated, father of Bill Pullman. And Peter Gallegher does a star turn as a handsome, spoiled "putz," as one of the characters calls him. Glynis Johns is laugh-out-loud funny as the sweetly confused grandmother.
All in all, this is a movie that is well worth watching over and over again, especially when you need a little reminder that love is waiting out there for us all.
Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman have incredible chemistry and on screen rapport as the romantic leads. The supporting cast could not have been chosen any better, and a personal favorite of mine - Peter Boyle was priceless! I just love this movie, and will keep it on hand to see time and time again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everybody in your family---from school kids to Grandpa---will enjoy this sweet movie.Published 2 days ago by Chris Thomlinson III
My grown daughter and I love this movie. Nice to have a movie that appeals to all.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Nice movie for these cold nights. Popcorn, hot buttered rum or Bailey's coffee, blankie with j's and no fire so you don't miss any parts throwing another log on ... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Grateful Buyer
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Why not on Blu-ray?||
Yep the DVD not being anamorphic doesn't help things much at all
Nov 19, 2013 by M. K. Delorean | See all 6 posts
|Any DVD Extras||
Unfortunately, there are no extras...
Jan 21, 2008 by Regina L. Goodnite | See all 2 posts
|subtitles?||Be the first to reply|
|Any DVD Extras||Be the first to reply|
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > 4-for-3 DVD
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Romance
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment