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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Movie: Sleepwalk with Me


The other day, my mom and I went to see Sleepwalk with Me, the new comedy produced by Ira Glass and written by Mike Birbiglia. The main character is a comedian who gets engaged to his girlfriend but has cold feet. Although it sounds like a typical rom-com, it’s actually hilarious, honest and surprising (with a lot of stand-up comedy) and we both really enjoyed it. Here's the trailer. Will you see it?

P.S. Judd Apatow said, "A funny and insightful movie. I could have watched it for ten hours." High praise!

70 comments:

Melissa Blake said...

Looks good!!! :)

Amanda Carr said...

I will definitely see it- looks fantastic!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my goodness I have such a crush on Ira Glass... which makes Saturday mornings really awkward when my husband and I listen to this American Life together.

ale norris said...

i absolutely love mike birbiglia (everyone should!), so i have plans to see it this weekend.
-ale

poisonwood said...

Looks so cute! I will definitely go see it if it comes to Halifax!

Mrs. G said...

It's on my list! Thanks for the reminder!

Sam | ashore said...

yes! I've been looking forward to this ever since I watched the trailer on NPR. It looks like my favorite kind of movie - funny and sincere and a little sad at the same time (kind of like The Beginners!)

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

I just got tickets for a super-cool showing with IRA GLASS at a old music hall here in Upstate NY. Can't wait!

Alexa said...

there is a 3 day weekend calling my name and i think this is just the thing to fill it...an afternoon, at least :)

bendancin said...

absolutely I love Mike Birbiglia! Been waiting for this one since Sundance,

Erin said...

I love Mike Birbiglia's stand-up but had no idea he'd made a movie. If it makes it to Philly I'll definitely check it out!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh yes... would go see this simply because I LOVE Carol Kane in anything she does.

Georgia Fyke Nesbitt said...

Man! Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass...how could you say no to that?

ElsaD said...

Awesome...And the whole 'rivalry' with Avenger's director is hillarious. Just read about it on the movie's website. Thanks for the recommendation! xoxo

Mariana said...

It's on my to-se list now!! :)

Elizabeth Lee said...

I have been wanting and wanting to watch this, so I'm glad it comes with high recommendations! ;) x

Bethie said...

I imagine this made the movie, but everyone should check out the episode where he tells the hotel window story on www.thisamericanlife.org. SO. GOOD.

Aubrey said...

I have tickets for a showing in LA on Saturday. Can't wait!

Young at Heart said...

and who doesn't love a romcom!!

Dusty Reykjavik said...

Definitely - Looking forward to it:-)

Mindy Day said...


Hope it comes to the UK soon :)

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Mindy Day said...

And the ginger actress is great!! I love her in Six Feet Under <3

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Sorry can't remember her name

Mindy Day said...

Lauren Ambrose!!

(will stop spamming now, promise)

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colvert said...

Birbigs!! Love him, saw him live in Denver! Can't wait to see the movie.

Lulu said...

I saw it last night and loved it! Plus there were so many This American Life regular cameos!

Ying W said...

I saw it last Saturday at the IFC and it was great! Ira and Mike were also there for a Q&A after the movie - they have such great chemistry and are both so funny!

Kate said...

It's based on his book (of the same name) which is also hilarious - I highly recommend it!!

Maggie said...

Keeping my fingers crossed it comes to Ann Arbor!

Mike B. and Ira Glass are two great people! Mike has Sleepwalk with Me as a book and as a full stand-up!

Megan said...

Definitely want to see it. Thanks! Love funny movies.

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

Ha i read about this yesterday. i know its coming either here or ill just take a short trip back home to new york to see it.

Megan said...

I am absolutely obsessed with all three men you mentioned in this post... I want to go see this right now!!!

-Megan
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ClosetCravings said...

I saw a preview for this movie last week; it looks really cute and fun. I'm definitely going to see it. =)
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Shannon Hughes said...

Ahh! I heard Ira Glass talk about this movie and that it was opening in a NY theatre. I really want to see it!

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Interesting movie. We all need a good movie once in a while.
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Liz Lauren said...

I love how you do reviews too! check out mine!


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Kristin said...
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fore front said...

yup. that is my boyfriend. #realliferomcom

Kristin said...

have you seen the "boycott" by joss whedon? and the reply video by ira glass and birbigs?? SO FUNNY!!

Whedon's post:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj6_020FFXU

The response:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cu6pG7kIQM





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erin said...

loved it. did you guys catch the duo after the show at the IFC? so awesome.

Emily said...

Wish it was playing more in Chicago! All of the tickets for this weekend are already sold out!

Melinda said...

looks brilliant! i hope it comes out here in Switzerland soon - would love to watch it!

jociegal said...

Looks great. There aren't enough smart comedies out there, so I especially love when one comes along.

Stacey B said...

I want to see this so bad and hope it comes to Sacramento. The CD that this movie is based on with his standup is on Spotify and I have listened to it twice and laughed my butt of each time....and I have a big butt!

Erin said...

I'm seeing it on Friday in Berkeley - can't wait!!

Haley said...

So happy to see this post! My husband was the editor on this film! And you are one of my favorite blogs! And any publicity for the movie is great! I might be biased but it's a great film!

Chung Nguyen said...

Gonna see it tomorrow. Mike Birbiglia is so funny it hurts. Can't wait!

ashley faye said...

this looks really cute. love that lauren ambrose is coming back into the picture.. she also has a series coming out on A&E called "coma" which looks..... oddly terrifying.

Lashley said...

We're huge Birbiglia fans. "What I Should Have Said Was Nothing" (you can stream it on Netflix) is so good! I'll definitely be seeing this.

Luna said...

How do I not know about this film? Probably because I'm in Australia! Must find where/when to see this. Great recommendation Joanna.

PNew said...

Did you ever see his off-bway show this was based off? It was phenomenal! I had no idea there was a movie now - I can't wait to see it!

Erin said...

We're going to the screening in Chicago tomorrow night. Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia will be there to talk about the movie. It's going to be an awesome time!

Tawny said...

Yes yes yes! I'm going to see it this weekend in Dallas!

Aimee said...

I saw it at a film festival a few months ago and it was amazing! You're right, it seems like a rom com, but it is so genuine. And Ira was there - serious celeb crush on that man. I'm going to see it again tomorrow and can't wait.

katilda said...

ooh DELIGHTFUL. must see!

e-orbin said...

Happy Anniversary!
this is a lovely post and I think you got a good egg with Alex. I love what he said about not expecting that 'nothing bad is ever going to happen."
(my husband and I recently celebrated our 2nd anniversary on the very same day i had to have brain surgery. Life is hard but its better when you share it with the right people.)

One thing my wonderful partner has done during a disagreement - he's stopped and said "I know, ultimately, you don't mean to hurt me... but that was hurtful. So I want to give you the chance to say that again, if you didn't mean it to come out that way."
who talks like that?!?
Its change the way I "fight", that's for sure.

A said...

Awwwww!
This movie looks so good and sweet and watch-worthy.
I definitely hope that I can go see it sometime (maybe with a few girlfriends) :)
Yay for rom-coms!!


~Alice
The Ace of Hearts

Nomadic D. said...

I LOVE Ira Glass. Definitely definitely for sure going to see it! Thanks for the heads up!

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Nomadic D. said...

I LOVE Ira Glass. Definitely definitely for sure going to see it! Thanks for the heads up!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Nomadic D. said...

I LOVE Ira Glass. Definitely definitely for sure going to see it! Thanks for the heads up!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Nomadic D. said...

I LOVE Ira Glass. Definitely definitely for sure going to see it! Thanks for the heads up!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Kristian said...

I LOVED this book; will be so excited to see the movie.

Lexie said...

mike birbiglia's story on the moth a few years ago about breaking up with this girl he was engaged to inspired me to end my 3.5 year relationship that i was terrified to end (but i knew it needed to happen...). i am seeing this movie on saturday and i CANNOT WAIT.

Kate said...

I made the mistake of listening to his standup skit about this while I was driving and I nearly ended up in the ditch, I was laughing so hard. You'll never look at a La Quinta Inn or read about Walla Walla Washington without laughing ever again. Cant' wait for the movie!

Katie Thamer said...

I heard "Sleepwalk With Me" on "This American Life" about 5 years ago. I loved it then, love it now. Can't wait to see it!! There is a whole Mike Birbiglia tab on the "This American Life" iPhone app, it's the best pick me up!

JR :: Sarah said...

His book is one of my all time favorites! It almost makes me want to NOT see the movie, for fear it would be different than how I picture it in my head.

amiechristo said...

This looks absolutely wonderful! I'll definitely have to check it out soon.

penelope said...

I want to see it! Thanks for another great recommendation Joanna

I Do Already said...

We loved it so much we wrote a blog about it. http://idoalready.tumblr.com/post/30591048276/bir-big-lia-night-out #sleepwalkwithme

Anke said...

Looks like so much fun! Thanks for posting the trailer!

Pam Potts said...

Hahaha, Can't wait to watch it, looks like there's going to be a girls night coming!! Lol

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