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Sleepless (film)

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Sleepless is a 2017 film starring Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx.

0 out of 10 stars.  It’s pretty awful.

Some films may be bad but are at least watchable.  This one isn’t.  The filming is done almost handheld camera style and the music is way too loud.  The plot is stupid and was obviously written by someone with no experience in American law enforcement.

The plot is this.  An undercover cop ends up in the middle of a shootout with drug dealers.  He ends up with 25 kilos of cocaine belonging to a very dangerous drug kingpin.  Immediately after this dangerous shootout, he goes to pick up his son from his ex-wife for his visitation.  :0  Seriously?  Even a moron wouldn’t do that.

In less than ten minutes, his car is hijacked, he is stabbed, and his son is kidnapped by the drug kingpin’s men.  And when the ex-wife discovers her son never made it to soccer, he lies to her about what happened.  Clearly he should’ve alerted the police.  But he wants to save his career, so he doesn’t, further putting his son’s life in jeopardy.

He goes to get the coke that he’s hid and comes back with all of it except one kilo, offering to trade for his son.  Of course the drug kingpin says are you crazy?  Where’s the missing kilo?  So Foxx goes to get the kilo only it’s been taken by Internal Affairs (Monaghan’s character).

This goes back and forth, stupidly I might add, where he tries bargaining for his son’s life.  By now his son is being tortured.  Does he care?  No.  He still has more interest in saving his career.

0 out of 10 stars.  The ending was a huge letdown.  He isn’t arrested and his ex-wife forgives him.  His kid is alive, but nothing is really tied up.  It was just a dumb plot all around.  Jamie Foxx’s acting was bad, but I believe Michelle Monaghan’s was even worse.


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