A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
A surprisingly entertaining comedy starring Mike Birbiglia as Matt, a hapless standup comic who suffers from REM Behavior Disorder, which leads him to do things like jumping from hotel windows in his sleep. His obsession to make it in standup threatens his eight-year relationship with the patient and sympathetic Abby (Lauren Ambrose), especially when he starts writing her into his act. Inspired by Birbiglia's one-man show off-Broadway, and a popular segment on Ira Glass' NPR program This American Life. - Three and a half stars