Sleepwalking in Suburbia (2017)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Emilie Ullerup in Sleepwalking in Suburbia (2017)


Michelle (Emilie Ullerup) and her husband Dan (Giles Panton) have been trying for a baby but have struggled ever since she had a miscarriage a year earlier. So it should be good news when Michelle discovers that she is pregnant except she doesn't know who the father is as one night she slept walk over to her neighbour, Luke's (Carlo Marks), home where he had sex with her, oblivious to the fact she was sleepwalking. She discovers this after Luke declares he wants to leave his wife, Nancy (Lucie Guest), as he is madly in love with Michelle.

Oh I so want to tell you more of what happens in "Sleepwalking in Suburbia" but then if you do decide to watch this Lifetime movie I think the less you know the more entertaining this will be. But I should mention that when I say entertaining I mean in this case enjoyable ridiculous, actually make that ridonculously ridiculous. The annoying thing about this is that whilst the set up might sound a little out there with Michelle having sleep sex with her neighbour it sets up some possible relationship dramas with a few avenues from her own relationship to Dan suffering but also her friendship to the neighbour's wife. But nope ever 15 minutes or so the dial gets turned up a notch on the ridiculous scale till of course Michelle finds herself in some danger and the convoluted truth comes out. So yes this twists and turns to the point it almost twists and turns itself inside out but in doing so it ends up completely ridiculous.

The strangest thing about all this is that the acting in "Sleepwalking in Suburbia" is not bad, you get a real sense that those involved learned their parts and there isn't any of those pauses which some times fill TV movies as actors wait to be prompted. Yet because this movie is so ridiculous and gets more ridiculous the longer it goes on that the solid acting ends up being over shadowed by the unnecessary series of twists which over power it.

What this all boils down to is that "Sleepwalking in Suburbia" did end up being surprisingly enjoyable but not because it is close to being a good movie but for being ridiculous on an escalating scale. As such whilst I have to say that "Sleepwalking in Suburbia" is a bad movie it is still a lot of daft fun at the same time.