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The Sleepy Time Gal
The Sleepy Time Gal
Actors: Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan, Frankie Faison
Director: Christopher Munch
Genres: Drama
R     2003     1hr 48min

With The Sleepy Time Gal, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at 2001's Sundance Film Festival, Christopher Munch gave Jacqueline Bisset the same gift François Ozon gave Charlotte Rampling with Under the Sand--the role of a...  more »

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Actors: Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan, Frankie Faison
Director: Christopher Munch
Creators: Christopher Munch, Jim McKay, Linda L. Miller, Michael Stipe, Per Melita, Alice Elliott Dark
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Family Life
Studio: Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A different movie, exploring one's self
Debra Chong | San Francisco, CA United States | 04/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a movie that should only be viewed if you are ready to experience sadness in the examination of parental and personal relationships --- none of the relationships here are happy, and each has its secrets and disconnections. It expresses the sadness of a mother --- who has given up her daughter, acknowleging that she has missed many of the important life events of her daughter ---. I am an adoptee and recently united with my birth family who found me, in ways I could relate to the characters, but in other ways, I could not. However, it is well-worth watching, if you are willing to watch a drama that has a dark side."
Another death in middle age movie?
R. Bagula | Lakeside, Ca United States | 01/13/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Full of middle age flashbacks in an intergenerational interaction of a Latin Christian Scientist, her 60's Liberal daughter and the adopted child searching for her roots.
Her roots are dying of cancer and was radio's " Sleepy Time Gal" disc-jocky.
I really didn't like the movie, but the acting is pretty good, the story very humane."