Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sleepwalk with Me

As a floundering stand-up comic's career begins to gain momentum, his relationship with understanding girlfriend begins to sour and his sleepwalking condition begins to reach heightened and bizarre levels. Mike Birbiglia's largely autobiographical account is amiable and often very funny, but doesn't have enough material or focus to sustain even its 80 minute running length. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to raise an issue without knocking this movie, because it is a sincere and humorous effort, but over the last few years my complaint that too many movies seemed unnecessarily dragged out to a two hour running length has now morphed into many movies not even being able to carry themselves through a duration of three quarters that time. If you don't have enough material for two hours, it should be shortened and if you don't even have enough for less, than perhaps you don't even have a movie.