Sleeper

Sleeper

DVD - 2005
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When Miles Monroe suffers complications during a simple operation, he is put into suspended animation for 2000 years. He then awakens to a world very changed from that of today.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Santa Monica : MGM Home Entertainment, [2005]
Copyright Date: ℗2005
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Sleep
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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Derringer
Jul 31, 2019

Yes. Indeed. This "Woody Allen" comedy (from 1973) certainly had both its fair share of good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments, too.

Featuring lots of hilarious slapstick comedy (frequently punctuated by some really priceless sight gags) - "Sleeper" was very much like watching an "Alex In Wonderland" story set 200 years into the future.

IMO - This film's biggest drawback was the total miscasting of actress, Diane Keaton as the Luna character.

And, unfortunately - Since Luna was the love-interest of the story's hero, her annoying, scenery-chewing presence took up too much of this film's time for my liking.

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ManMachine
Jul 21, 2019

(*Favorite movie quote*) - "My brain!? - That's my 2nd favorite organ."

"Sleeper" is a gag-a-minute, SyFy spoof set in the year 2173. This film has some of the most laughable, intentionally cheesy special effects, imaginable. This is, undoubtedly, Woody Allen at his hilarious best.

This is a "Woody Allen" flick when the jokes were all fresh and truly funny. This is when Woody's brilliant comic-timing was just reaching its zenith back in 1974.

In this classic, futuristic laugh-fest - Woody Allen takes on 3 roles as writer/actor/director. From start to finish, Allen's exuberant talents as a young, budding comedian/director are definitely in top form, all the way.

Yes, indeed. "Sleeper" is a gas!

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442Paula
May 06, 2019

I always find this movie more and more relevant. Especially since the Left has completely lost their sense of humor.

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SaundraBc
Aug 23, 2018

Epic waste of time.

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simonbrenden
Jul 29, 2018

I enjoyed the film when it came out originally and wondered how it had aged. The answer was fairly well. Some people may not get the humour e.g. Were you very political? Well, I didn't eat grapes for two days.

ArapahoeSuzanne Dec 19, 2016

SLEEPER is a weird science-fiction movie which is a classic for Woody Allen fans. But for me, I can't do it. Give me Woody Allen movies filmed in New York any day! But if you like futuristic films, then enjoy it!

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sugahara
Jan 10, 2016

When I first saw "Sleeper," I was in Jr. High, probably on TV. Since then I have been a Woody Allen fan of his earlier movies. I have this film on VHS. Yes, I bought a VCR, plus a additional small old TV with a VCR from Goodwill, in order to play my old tapes.
There's a lot of slapstick in this film, when Miles awakens and finds that he is in the future.
The giant vegetable gag was very creative and original. There are a pair of NY Jewish accent robots who are tailors that argue too. It's not what you expect from Robots talking!
So if you don't understand English well, it's super funny! The later Woody Allen films aren't as hilarious by using slapstick and uses more intellectual humor and focus attention on Relationships.
So people will have different opinions on them too.

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akirakato
May 23, 2014

This is a 1973 futuristic comic SF drama directed by Woody Allen.
The plot involves the adventures of Miles Monroe, the owner of a health food store who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200
years later in an ineptly-led police state.
The scientists who revive him are members of a rebellion.
22nd-century America seems to be a police state ruled by a dictator.
The rebels hope to use Miles as a spy to infiltrate the Aires Project, because he is the only member of this society without a known biometric identity.
The authorities discover the scientists' project, and arrest them.
Miles escapes by disguising himself as a robot, and goes to work as a butler in the house of socialite Luna Schlosser.
I like the scenes of Woody Allen's robot better than anything else.
I find those scenes quite hilarious.
Otherwise, the acting of the actors seem amateuristic and mediocre.

RobertLR May 01, 2013

Not a big fan of Mr. Allen and this movie reinforces that. But OK if you want way out and absurd for a laugh

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aqiva
Apr 03, 2012

An American classic slapstick movie of the early 1970's.. for some it's uproariously and knee-slappingly funny. Movie goers who are familiar with New York, esp Woody Allen's New York, with his Jewish comedy neuroses will do well; the movie holds its own nearly 40 years later. Back in the 1990's a NYTimes reporter wrote an article about a movie theatre owner in a small Texas city; the theater owner said Woody Allen doesn't fly in his neck-of-the-woods. And some of the time-dated humor with its references to 1960's and early 1970's real people will be completely lost on movie goers younger than their late 50's. For those old enough, it's a timeless gem. The 200 year old VW bug alone is worth waiting for; the Tennessee Williams play takeoff: incomparable.

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