Dream For an Insomniac | 1998
A comic love story about Frankie, an aspiring young actress who lives in a black-and-white world, bouncing between bright romantic idealism and gloomy, defeatist slumps. A caffeine-fueled insomniac, Frankie is on a long-term losing streak: one shot auditions and disappointing dates. But when David Shrader applies for a job at Cafe Blue Eyes--the Sinatra-obsessed coffee house where Frankie works--her world is suddenly filled with longing and, quite literally with color. David seems like her perfect match: intellectual, charismatic, and cute. Even Frankie's hard-to-please traditional Italian Uncle Leo approves. However, life is never that simple--David has a girlfriend and Frankie is moving to Los Angeles in 48 hours with her best friend Alliso. With madcap energy and no time to lose, Frankie sets out to convince David that he is her prince.