Hand’s down, “Sleepwalk With Me” is easily one of the best films of the year. Gentle and genuinely funny, the film is loosely based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s issues with sleepwalking, and his long-term relationship with his girlfriend played by Lauren Ambrose. Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in the film, and he enlisted a bevy of colleagues to help him out, including Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac and David Wain. The result is a touching, hilarious film that also doubles as one of the best portrayals of what it’s like starting out as a stand-up comic.
The first trailer for “Sleepwalk With Me” had now been released, which you can watch below. The movie hits theaters August 24.
(Disclosure: “Sleepwalk With Me” is distributed by IFC Films, a sister company of IFC)