While You Were Sleeping (1995)

2007 #128
Jon Turteltaub | 99 mins | TV | PG / PG

While You Were SleepingI wound up accidentally watching this on TV, and was ultimately glad I did.

If you’ve ever seen a ’90s romcom then the general shape of everything here will be familiar, though it does have a neat coma-related twist at its core. In spite of this predictability, and Sandra Bullock, I found it to be very enjoyable. It’s not a laugh-out-loud comedy and it is (of course) heavy on the sentiment, but it does have a lovely Christmasiness that is perfect for this time of year. It made me all nostalgic for the ’90s — they don’t make ’em like this any more. I don’t think. I don’t really watch rom-coms…

I can easily see myself tracking this down in time for next Christmas, and probably Christmasses after too.

4 out of 5

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