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Too Much Sleep Review


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Indie filmmakers who want to make their own version of After Hours better damn well know what they're doing. In his first feature, David Maquiling appears to have a grasp of the basics, but his film falls short of its goal.

At its heart, Too Much Sleep is an extremely simple story about a young man named Jack (Marc Palmieri), a lazy security guard who finds his father's handgun stolen during a bus ride daydream. His quest to retrieve the gun sends him on the kind of wacky misadventures seen only in the movies. With his friend's uncle Eddie (Pasquale Gaeta, apparently channeling Bruno Kirby in The Freshman here), Jack visits male strip clubs, foreign parties, and even a Chinese restaurant in order to track down the mysterious Kate (Nicol Zanzarella), whom he suspects of conspiring to steal the weapon. Naturally, we expect Jack will also find himself along the way.

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Too Much Sleep Review


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Jack Crawford, the lazy 24-year-old security guard who spends the whole of "Too Much Sleep" looking drowsy and trying half-heatedly to find his missing gun, isn't half as lazy as David Maquiling, the writer-director of this fatiguingly mundane snoozer.

Maquiling lazily hired lazy, flavorless actors to play lazy, boring characters, and when they all deliver their dialogue like a lazy bunch of high school slackers in a Lit class, he's too lazy to shoot the scene again and demand more.

The movie is apparently supposed to be some kind of commentary on apathetic suburban malaise, so some of this indifference may be intentional, but if that's the case, it's hard to make the distinction between numbed characters and bad acting. Whatever the case, there's plenty of both.

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