Chasing Sleep Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeff Daniels, Emily Bergl, Gil Bellows, Zach Grenier

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Chasing Sleep

CHASING SLEEP was written and directed by Michael Walker in 2000.

The whole action of the film takes place in Ed Saxon's house. Ed's wife hasn't come home tonight. Det. Derm is in charge of the case and tries at first to play down the importance of the case. Ed doesn't manage to sleep anymore and eats a lot of sleeping pills while Sadie, one of his students, would like to comfort him. He is also aggressed by Geoffrey Costas, his wife's lover, who thinks that Ed is responsible for her disappearance. Now Det. Derm has asked a psychiatrist to see Ed and help him bearing these painful moments. But, little by little, one understands that Ed could be the one who got rid of his wife. Soon, Ed suffers from hallucinations due to the lack of sleep and the guilt he feels.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Killer POV story Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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