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Sleeping Dictionary

drama, romance

A sexy and comic love story, set in the 1920s, about an idealistic young British colonial officer who arrives in a remote jungle outpost to find himself assigned a local beauty to sleep with him and teach him the language.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: I can't say much for the wandering storyline...

- Christopher Null,, Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rotten: A rather stiff soap opera romantic-melodrama.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: If your taste runs to palm fronds and moonlit rendezvous, you might enjoy this impeccably produced bit of kitsch.

- Robert Pardi, TV Guide's Movie Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This I never saw advertised in the cinema, but I watched it because of Jessica Albas recent fame. I would have expected it would have been a more popular film, its good, its fun, adult family film for the parents perhaps. Its a Romance.

- rezpatriot, Thursday, January 10, 2008

3 stars

First off, I give you the good news: Jessica Alba has nude scenes in this film. Rejoice perverts. The bad news: It was a body double. =( Anyway, the movie didn't sound too appealing to begin with but nothing else was on. I'm glad I had the chance to see this. I'm unsure as to whether the story is based on any reality but regardless, I really enjoyed it. Not only was the story captivating but I also loved the cinematography. To add, the acting wasn't half bad. Worth seeing.

- LorenzoVonMatterhorn, Thursday, September 13, 2007

3 stars

Hey! I ran across this on FLIX last night. I, uh, I'm sorry to say that I really, ah, have nothing to offer, critically speaking, about this movie. I was, ah, concentrating too hard on, um, something while, uh, . . . . Okay, I was too busy watching Jessica Alba to think about anything else. I admit it. I admit it, okay? My apologies. Oh, I just thought of something: poison darts. Yes, and killing evil white men who try to poison the indigenous inhabitants in order to appropriate their silver mines in secret. Oh, and prototypical colonialist behavior on the part of the British, befitting that age-old urge to empire build. And, oh yeah, there's a white man enamored of a native woman. I don't think I've ever seen that before on film. And the white folk hate the idea, and so do the natives. And . . . uh . . . . HEY! It's Jessica Alba! Cut me some slack.

- binky013, Wednesday, June 6, 2007