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Flashback Friday-While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Any good romantic comedy has to start with at least a decent meet cute. Without that meet cute, the narrative/potential romance is implausible and the audience will have a hard time believing that the main characters will end up together.

In the 1995 romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping, Lucy (Sandra Bullock) is a toll booth operator whose life lacks excitement. The excitement level rises considerably when Lucy saves Peter’s (Peter Gallagher) life and she is believed to be his fiance. Peter’s brother, Jack (Bill Pullman) begins to spend a lot of time with Lucy while his brother is in the hospital. The attraction is real, but so is the fact that Peter is still in the hospital in a comatose state.

As romantic comedies go, this movie is not bad. Is it maybe a little too predictable? Yes, but it could also be a lot worse.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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