Chasing Sleep

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Chasing Sleep ★★ 2000 (R)

College prof. Ed Saxon (Daniels) worries when his wife doesn't return from work. The cops find her car but that's all. Meanwhile, pill-popping insomniac Ed discovers his wife's diary, which reveals she was having an affair with a neighbor. Then he keeps having to deal with strange household plumbing problems. Ed becomes in-creasinly disoriented, so is he hallucinating the whole thing or has something terrible really happened? Daniels gives an effective off-center performance but the story loses its momentum. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Jeff Daniels, Emily Bergl, Gil Bellows, Zach Greni-er, Julian McMahon, Ben Shenkman, Molly Price; D: Michael Walker; W: Michael Walker; C: Jim Denault.