36 Reasons 'While You Were Sleeping' Is the Best Romantic Comedy of All Time

By Courtney Enlow | Film | November 28, 2017 | Comments ()

By Courtney Enlow | Film | November 28, 2017 |


This post is about to be many things. A celebration of one of my favorite movies of all time. A thorough gif-ening of a tragically under-giffed movie. A spotlight cast on Peter Gallagher’s perfect comedic performance. But mostly, it’s a Bill Pullman thirst trap. So buckle the fuck in, my friends, because there is a lot of Bill Pullman quench coming your way.

But first, Joe Jr.


The most lovable letch in the world.


He’s resourceful.

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Very smooth.


Excellent at compliments.

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But he’s not going to let himself be taken for granted.

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Of course Joe Jr. is just one of a full cast of MVPs in this movie. The entire Callahan family for one.


Including honorary family member Saul.

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I mean, we all fell in love with them just like Sandra Bullock’s Lucy.


Because they were wonderfully embarrassing.

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And their dinner conversation is top notch.

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But the ultimate is Grandma Elsie.


If we’re talking dinner table chit-chat, no one’s better.


Her side-eye is lethal.

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And she has little tolerance for going off-topic.

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But she’s mostly very positive.


Then there’s Peter Gallagher as Peter, one of the most underrated comedic performances ever. The character is just perfect, right down to his substantial collection of portraits of himself.

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For a douchebag lawyer, he’s a precious angel of a dummy.


Always seeing the good side.


Moving onward and upward.


Even when he’s not sure what’s going on.


The movie itself is filled with insanely perfect physical comedy.

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It’s all just too good.


Not to mention my favorite line in any movie ever, courtesy of Ally Walker’s Ashley Bartlett-Bacon.


And then there is, le sigh, Bill Pullman.

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1995 Bill Pullman with deliciously floppy hair? Euuughhhhyes please.


Very honestly this might be my dream Pullman proposal.


Though this one’s pretty good, too.


It cannot be denied the Callahan family produced some hot sons.



But above all else, our hero, Sandra Bullock.

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With her flawless shoe-selection hack (which I still do to this day when trying on shoes with outfits).

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And sweaters so big you can hide Christmas presents inside of them.

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And her chemistry with Pullman? Guh.


We can’t fault anyone for wanting to marry her.

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Even though it didn’t quite work out.


But it had a very happy ending.


And that, my friends, is why While You Were Sleeping is a perfect film.

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