Rolling Stone - 05/18/1995
"...A comic and touching ride..."
USA Today - 04/21/1995
"...The adorable Bullock is a bundle of human sunshine....Bill Pullman is irresistible..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 04/28/1995
"...[Bullock in] the kind of dilemma the heroine of a '30s screwball comedy might have gotten into..."
Variety - 04/17/1995
"...[Pullman] takes great relish in his plum role. He's a delight..."
New York Times - 04/21/1995
"...Breezy and adorable....[With] good cheer and fine tuning....Ms. Bullock is the film's main attraction, bringing a warm smile and a winning array of mannerisms to her role..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/21/1995
"...Amiable....Bullock is a genuinely engaging performer....She can draw us into her spunky loneliness -- you want to see her smile..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/21/1995
"...WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING is one of those movies that blind-sides you with its charm..."
Lucy Moderatz, a charming but shy token seller, spends her evenings home alone with her cat and her holidays working for the Chicago Transit Authority -- she has neither family nor boyfriend to keep her company. But she does have a secret crush: sexy Peter Callaghan, a regular customer who has never even given her a second glance. One day, Peter is mugged on the subway platform and falls in front of an oncoming train. The courageous Lucy jumps down onto the tracks and pushes him to safety, but the ordeal leaves Peter in a deep coma. Lucy remains at his side in the hospital until his family arrives -- at which point a confused nurse, who misunderstood one of Lucy's comments, informs the Callaghans that Lucy is Peter's fiancee. And Lucy just can't manage to set them straight. But now she's beginning to fall in love with Peter's handsome and kind brother, Jack, and has one big problem: what will happen when Peter wakes up'
When a lonely subway toll-taker is mistaken for a comatose man's fiancee after saving his life, his estranged family welcomes her with open arms. But when a brother becomes suspicious and investigates her claims, she realizes she's "attached" to the wrong brother!
Family Interaction |
Love Story |
Produced in association with Caravan Pictures.
Additional credits: Sandra M. Middleton and Aiman Humaideh (assistant directors)
Color and prints by Technicolor. Shot on location in Illinois.
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
Copyright 1995 Hollywood Pictures Company.'
The film was a big hit, grossing $81 million domestically, and $100.9 million overseas. The movie's popularity solidified Sandra Bullock as a "bankable" leading actress.