This week’s Streaming Saturday post comes a little late in the day but it’s a really good one!
Sleepwalk With Me is comedian/writer/director/star/producer Mike Birbiglia’s first movie. It’s loosely based on Birbiglia’s life starting out as a stand up comic while examining his relationship and discovering he has a sleepwalking disorder. It’s honest, hilarious and poignant. It co-stars Lauren Ambrose as Mike’s girlfriend. It also includes several cameos from other stand-up comics.
If you’re a fan of Birbiglia’s brand of comedy, you’ll love the movie. It takes his stand-up style and runs it through a Woody Allen filter. The result is a highly personal, relatable movie with a lot of rewatch potential.
After first seeing the movie in December, I immediately bought it on DVD. This is rare for me, especially with a movie that’s available on Netflix. I was a fan of Mike Birbiglia the stand-up and was genuinely impressed with Mike Birbiglia the filmmaker. I hope this is the start of a long film career for him and I, for one, really cannot wait to see what he does next.
That does it for this week’s Streaming Saturday. Of course, don’t forget to follow the blog on Twitter: @ObsessiveViewer for live-tweets about movies and shows I’m watching and keep up with the blog on Facebook for all the latest posts and blog news.
You can also buy Sleepwalk With Me on Amazon for $9.99 right now. You can also grab Mike Birbiglia’s “2 Drink Mike” stand-up album on Amazon MP3. It’s my personal favorite of his stand-up albums. Literally every track is gold. I love it.