Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Review - While You Were Sleeping


I know that this is kinda an old movie...but there's something about the movie that made me watch it again and again without getting bored...yeah call me a hopeless romantic or romantic hope-less if you want...but i like to enjoy good movie and this movie is kinda hallmark meets sandra bullock in a way lah...and its just sooo diabetic...

The movie started off with Lucy (Sandra Bullock), a single lonely orphaned girl who have an unstamped passport with a dream of going to Florence (its in Italy) and working as a subway booth girl (ala amy mastura in toll gate girl) falling in love at first sight (more like dream is more exact) with Peter (Peter Gallagher) a constant subway user...one fine day (for lucy la at least), peter got mugged and was pushed to the subway rail and lucy came and save the day....and the guy went into a coma (owh how convenient, tak gentleman langsung)...

At the hospital, peter's family was there and mistakenly thought lucy is their future daughter-in-law and started asking her to come for the holidays (it happened on christmas eve, another 'convenience') and celebrate with them during new year....here where jack (Bill Pullman) steps in as peter's older brother whom 'accidentally' falls in love with lucy and then lucy was having second thought as she thinks that she is falling in love with the elder brother instead the comatose-one-balled-guy (not going to elaborate on that)...but then again...she has to go on with the charade and when peter woke up from his supposed coma, he proposed to lucy....~flabbergasted as the nurse who went to a dead-faint when she heard that~

My, my, my...lucy accept la of coz...hello...of coz la...but then again...conscience steps in and she admit that she is actually in love with jack instead of peter during her....get this...wedding day!!!!....in front of the whole family!!!!...did i mentioned it was during her wedding day? owh yeah...guilt la konon...but then again...it was the most touching part of the whole movie (at least for me lah) when she quoted that she went on from being all alone to be a fiance, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter and a friend....~awwww she touched my heart~ yeah rite...but at least a lil...coz i have a friend who actually married her husband coz her husband gave her all that role to play since she grew up as an orphan all her life and she would give anything to feel being a part of a family....awwww...again...of coz the wedding didn't happen and lucy went back to become the booth gal...the end? not yet...

One fine day (not exactly sure when but i think a day after the 'supposed' wedding day), suddenly jack came to the booth and dropped a wedding ring and asked her to marry him in front of his whole family...whoaaaaa...but when you watch the movie you know why you will find them endearing...and lucy finally got a stamp on her passport that stated italy as she wanted to go to Florence all her life and jack bring her there for her honeymoon....awwww...that is sooooo diabetic (and another when jack gave her florence snowball for her 'wedding gift' before her supposed wedding with peter la)....i like the way it gave an end to the movie...peter asked lucy when did she falls in love with jack...and lucy answered as she quoted the title of the movie....it was WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING....

Sometimes i just enjoyed a feel good movie like this to counter the stress i am in rite now...and i just like the whole conversation dialogue in the movie...its just naturally scripted...its witty and i think you can just listen to those conversations going on in real life....and Sandra Bullock is seriously endearing as Lucy and i think this is one of her best and memorable role....Bill Pullman also gave a good performance as Jack whom torn between love for the Lucy and his loyalty to his lil bro....but the winner would be the family members...they are just so eccentric that i can actually imagine that the family does exists in real life....thats what i think of the most important part of a movie...that it reflects real life....and not something that you can only dream about while you were sleeping....

ajie
12:15 a.m
4 November 2009
Putrajaya

12 comments:

Ara Izat said...

yeah love this movie too. even my dad loves it (he's my movie date back when i was young and not allowed to hav bfs yet. huhu).

another movie that i could just watch over and over again is pride and prejudice and notting hill. because of the dialogue of coz.

Cherrie Pie Sweety said...

macam sweet gilerr..ni yang gedix rasa nk tengok..ada dvd/vcd??hahaha

Pengejar Masa said...

nice review. aku pun x penah tgk citer ni lagi

dizzyfly said...

cerita tu comel. seriously. aku dahla sangat suka sandra bullock. hahaha. hmm. boleh tak nak kaitkan dgn diri sendiri?

aku berangan if he asked me when did i fall in love with edward. aku nak jawab, while u were overly jealous, overprotective and being u.

hahaha. evil. i know.

muhamadakmalwahab said...

ara : pride and prejudice...nice...i think that notting hill is kinda timeless kind of movie that you can fit it in any timeline...coz its just so endearing...and another one of my fave would be only you..pernah tengok tak...robert downey jr and marissa tomei...

cher : ada dvd dia kat rumah aku...nak pinjam kah?

hadi : citer ni memang bagi aku sangat sweet la...dia punya dialogues memang witty....and its real...not really sounded scripted...

fara : yup...aku rasa nie citer sandra bullock yang paling aku suka...second would speed...hahaha...the last setetmen...omaigottttttttt....that is just soooo true...esp the part of being u itu...he by being himself...hahahaha...klaka siot...deng evil...me loikeee

Cherrie Pie Sweety said...

nakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...nak nak nak pinjam..sayang mamal...

Ara Izat said...

only you... of coz aku dah tengok, berkali-kali. i think they made a cute couple.

what ppl would just do for love ey? hehe.

try tgk broken english and jet'aime paris, all about love bebeh!

muhamadakmalwahab said...

tak pernah tengok broken english...tapi aku dah tengok je t'aime paris...best...maybe bley cari kot broken english...ari tu ghani rekemen citer 300 days of summer...aku nak pi tengok tapi dah abis tayang...geremmmmmm...harus cari dvd ini....

il mare is one of the best love movie of all time...at least for me la...dia punya re-make THE LAKE HOUSE kira okay la kalau ko tak tengok the original...tapi sebab aku dah tengok yang original, the remake was not up to expectation...tapi at least it gave the answer to a complicated ending...

zetty said...

you should watch serendipity

papaya said...

Suka jugak cerita ni..

Aku rase chickflick zaman sekarang terlalu stereotype lar.. aku lagi suke yang lame2.. Dan Love Story masih favourite aku yang paling top sebab skrip heroine die witty..

Yaya = sucker for sad movies

muhamadakmalwahab said...

zet : i like serendipity...itu la aku dah cakap...jodoh adalah ketentuan tuhan yang tak berubah...tengok...slambadak ajer dia tak jadi kawin dengan pmpuan tu sebab jodoh dia adalah dengan kate beckinsale...just because of a book and duit 10 dollar kah? aku dah lupa...

yaya : best kan...LOVE STORY? sapa plakon...aku ingat LOVE STORY yang citer pmpuan tu mati sebab kanser last last tu kan..yang laki tu anak orang kaya itu...

papaya said...

Ye ler, cerita zaman bapak2 kite tu.. Heroine die panggil laki die preppy. kiut :)