Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to

Sleepwalk with Me

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedian faces sleep disorders and girlfriend troubles.

Movie PG-13 2012 81 minutes
Sleepwalk with Me Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (2 ):

Birbiglia is a likeable, almost cuddly comedian, who -- amazingly -- uses almost no profanity in his act. Co-written with Ira Glass, the host and producer of National Public Radio's "This American Life," and with Birbiglia's brother Joe, SLEEPWALK WITH ME is based on Birbiglia's life, specifically dealing with his sleepwalking problem and his relationship troubles. Birbiglia occasionally narrates the events with a funny viewpoint, but after that, the movie is a sweetly effective drama.

Much of the credit goes to Ambrose, who brings heart and humanity to her role. She makes it seem realistic that this couple could stay together even though Matt is such a sad sack. But it's not until the movie's second half that it really picks up momentum and builds drama; the first half is stuck in a holding pattern, taking too long to establish the characters. But by the time Sleepwalk with Me crosses the finish line, it's difficult not to genuinely like everyone involved.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate