Sunday, December 25, 2011

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Starring Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Jack Wardeb, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Glynis Johns, Micole Mercurio, and Ally Walker. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Lucy Moderatz is a lonely token collector on the Chicago Transit Authority who has a secret crush on a handsome commuter named Peter Callaghan. On Christmas day, she rescues him from an oncoming train after a mugger pushes him onto the tracks. He falls into a coma, and she accompanies him to the hospital, where a nurse overhears her musing aloud, "I was going to marry him." Misinterpreting her, the nurse tells his family that she is his fiancée. At first she is too caught up in the panic to explain the truth. She winds up keeping the secret for a number of reasons: she is embarrassed, Peter's grandmother has a heart condition, and she quickly comes to love being a part of Peter's big and loving family.

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