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January 18, 2006

Sleeper - 6

This is an early Woody Allen comedy, starring Diane Keaton who would later star in Allen's more critically acclaimed films, Manhattan and Annie Hall. Like his film Zelig this is a thought experiment about a man frozen in 1973, only to be awakened 200 years later and try to cope with a very different world. It turns out that he is illegal and the oppressive government wants him dead. In the end, he stumbles and accidentally gets through the ordeal unscathed. Like a lot of Allen's work the dialogue and jokes surround philosophical questions of the meaning of life and beliefs. A funny and good film (although this is really a film for those that like most of Allen's stuff, it seems people either love him or hate him?).

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