March 17, 2012

Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia's writing-directing-starring debut is terrific. Funny, sad, moving, scary, hopeful? I give it an A. Great music. If I have to criticize, I did find Abby (Lauren Ambrose) a little too flawless. Birbiglia is so transparent, I feel like I knew him right away, but Abby was just the "nice girlfriend" too much. I wanted to see what her character flaws were. This is not a knock on Ambrose- who, by the way, is more stunning than ever - but we needed one little example of her being a little human. Alamo Drafthouse, Austin TX