Merry Christmas to all,
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
I cannot believe I almost forgot about this film! This is a fantastic film to watch with your loved one(s) over the holiday season. Upon its release it exposed audiences to the warmth and effervescence of Sandra Bullock. We are aware she is playing a role, but we really connect with her on a personal level.
Do not be fooled by the poster, there is nothing leery about Holiday Affair. But it is a cute film centered around a love triangle with a little boy and a train set for good measure.
What strikes many people is the fact that it stars Robert Mitchum (yeah really) and Janet Leigh; it was very early in her career and over 10 years prior to her ill-fated turn as Marion Crane in Psycho. Not a box office success when it was first released in 1949, this film is not generally ranked among a Christmas classic, but it definitely is worth a look-see. It has since been rediscovered as a cinematic gem from a time long gone. What also probably aids its modern successes is the presence of Leigh and Mitchum, now household names in the world of Classic Hollywood.
You will be happy that you did.