While You Were Sleeping (1995)

JON TURTELTAUB

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 1995.  

Sandra Bullock plays a (yet again) lonely girl who lives with a cat and works the toll booth at a public subway station. Every day she sees the same well-dressed, handsome man () board the station and take his train to work, thinking him beyond her reach. Not so, for one day Gallagher has a mysterious collapse on the platform of the station, and when she daydreams out loud about her plans to marry him, a nearby listener actually mistakes her for his fiancee. Soon she’s attending him at the hospital, visiting with his family and warding off the suspicions of his earthy, sexy brother ().  It’s not hard to see where things go from there, but the characters are delightful and all the situations are full of hilarity. This wonderfully enjoyable film was turned down by both Demi Moore and Julia Roberts before it became one of Bullock’s biggest hits and solidified her stardom.

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