Chasing Sleep

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Ed Saxon (Jeff Daniels) is an English professor of some repute whose life is thrown into serious chaos when his wife, Eve, fails to return home one day. After a sleepless night, Ed phones the police, who find no trace of Eve, save her abandoned car. Later Ed, by now exhausted and disheveled, is visited by a young student (Emily Bergl) who is concerned about his absence from class and has stopped by to drop off some food for him. The student has an obvious attraction towards Ed, and he lets her in the house, where she has an accident that results in a nosebleed and a blood-soaked sweater that she leaves behind. Inevitably, detectives come calling on Ed, who is close to a fatigue-fueled nervous breakdown and nearly loses it completely. His fragile state is further exacerbated when he discovers a mysterious object under a chest of drawers, causing him to veer more precipitously towards an all-encompassing emotional collapse.

Cast

Jeff Daniels
as Ed Saxon
Gil Bellows
as Det. Derm
Zach Grenier
as Geoffrey Costas
Ben Shenkman
as Off. Stewart
Jeff Solano
as Neighbor
Michelle Held
as Mrs. Mastrioni
Dennis North
as Detective Mazurek
Patrick Moug
as Detective Snyder
Eros Ion Biox
as Bathtub Baby
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Critic Reviews for Chasing Sleep

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Chasing Sleep

  • May 07, 2013
    A silly bit of nonsense that is supposed to be art house but ends up being outhouse. Jeff Daniels tries but he can't lift this out of the rubbish bin.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2007
    This is just a genuinely strange little ditty. I really enjoyed it and Jeff Daniels is actually pretty good.
    Patrick D Super Reviewer

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