Last Sunday I went to the IFC Center to see Mike Birbiglia’s movie based on his one-man show. I was psyched to see it because I heard some parts of his show on “This American Life” and I wanted to see how it was adapted for the big screen.
For those who have seen the theatrical version or read the book there aren’t any spoilers; however, despite having heard a version of this story I was still able to enjoy it like it was my first time. Mike does a great job portraying a younger version of himself and there were some great cameos by Marc Maron, Wyatt Cenac, Jessi Klein and others.
It’s a wonderful story of life, career ambition, a couple’s life taking divergent paths and of admitting you have a problem and how to deal with it. Right now this little film is playing in selected theaters. I highly recommend that you check out the movie’s site to see where it is playing near you and if it isn’t you should make some noise and demand that they make room on the marquee for “Sleepwalk With Me.”
Also check out the video clips below if you’re still not convinced to see this movie.
This is Mike and Ira peddling to audiences to see their movie:
This is Joss Whedon protesting the movie
Mike and Ira counter rebutt:
Are you still here, what are you waiting for? Go see the movie already!