Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'While You Were Sleeping' Open Thread

What did you think?

Read the full discussion back at the original post here.


  1. The following comments were those of our Cathy:

    I thought the set-up for the misunderstanding was actually reasonably believable (not that a dash of unbelievability would ever deter a confirmed romantic from a Sandra Bullock comedy). The chance comment, repeated and embellished; the overwhelming response from the Callaghan family when they learn of Lucy's saving Peter; the indecisiveness resolved by Saul's asking her not to disappoint them.

    And the chance to be part of a family for Christmas... I loved watching Lucy, embraced by the Callaghans, just happy to be taking in the cross-talk and good-natured confusion that swirled around her.

    Even Lucy's attachment to a man with whom she has never spoken is credible; she's not the first person to sustain herself, in spite of losses and loneliness, with the comfort a fantasy can offer.

    Lucy is such an endearing character -- quiet, dreamy, but nobody's pushover (I loved her telling Joe Jr. to buzz off -- and what a sweet surprise that goofy friendship turned out to be!) And Jack is a good guy -- I liked the parallel of his not being true to himself because he doesn't want to disappoint this loving family.

    I got such a kick out of Lucy's determination to prove Jack's suspicions wrong -- even though he would have been the perfect ally if he hadn't been suspicious of her to begin with. And Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman have such a lovely naturalness between them, especially in those moments of shared laughter.

    Lucy and Peter having a hospital wedding was a bit over the top -- although Lucy's desire to stay a part of this new family makes at least as much sense as Peter's decision to make a lifetime commitment to figuring out what was so special about Lucy. (I actually liked Peter for about five minutes there.) And Saul really did seem to think -- although he seemed to be having second thoughts -- that getting them together was the best thing that could happen. (Yes -- I loved Jack Warden.)

    But the ending was wonderful -- and I particularly loved the entire family showing up with Jack to propose to Lucy!

  2. Now this I missed. That Cathy, she was the best! Maybe we will hear from her again some day. Hope so!