What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Sleepwalk with Me is an independent dramedy co-written by, co-directed by, and starring comedian Mike Birbiglia, based on his one-man show, which is in turn based on events from his life as a chronic sleepwalker. The movie depicts the main character's dreams, which can sometimes be violent -- in one scene, for example, he jumps out a window and cuts his legs on the broken glass (blood is shown). Another dream features a gun. The character kisses two women, his girlfriend in a flashback, and another woman on the road. Sex is implied, but not shown. Language is very light; only one "s--t" is heard coming from a TV set, and "goddamn" is used. There's some social drinking, with characters occasionally getting drunk.
  • Families can talk about why Matt's comedy improves when he begins talking about his life, rather than making up jokes about TV shows. What makes audiences connect with him?
  • Why would Matt agree to have sex with the girl in the bar when he knows how much it would hurt his girlfriend and their relationship?
EDUCATIONAL VALUE
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF
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