The Myth Of The American Sleepover
The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)

The Myth of the American Sleepover is a youthful and tender coming-of-age drama from first-time writer/director David Robert Mitchell. In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like Dazed & Confused, the film follows four… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

There's a lot to like here - not least disarmingly natural performances from the mostly non-professional actors.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

With "The Myth of the American Sleepover," first-time writer-director David Robert Mitchell tells a coming-of-age tale with such freshness and such bemused insight it's as if it has never been told before.

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Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times

Sleepover is evocative but a little underwhelming.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

I remember 15. It was a mess. Mitchell's movie serenely amplifies the mess.

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Andrew O'Hehir

A one-of-a-kind teen movie, which captures that distinctive moment in adolescent life when nostalgia, loss and anxiety begin to populate one's consciousness with ghosts.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's an unsentimental debut of some promise and it has the ring of truth.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The Myth of the American Sleepover is an indie movie-lover's dream, one of those rare instances where a lack of budget and experience is trumped by heartfelt vision, natural talent and amateur enthusiasm.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

I can sympathize with the need to connect with teen audiences without having to resort to the usual antics, but the answer is not to swap the real world for a patently fake one.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Nicely acted, beautifully shot, ultimately disappointing ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Brett Jacobsen, Nikita Ramsey, Jade Ramsey, Annette DeNoyer, Wyatt McCallum, Amy Seimetz, Jean Louise… More
Alec Barniskis
I remember feeling this way as a teenager. You go to parties, hang out with people, and expect something profound to happen but it never does. Even the few… More
Nate Zoebl
The curiously titled Myth of an American Sleepover owes as much to American Graffiti as it does to the works of John Hughes. This sprawling teenage opus by… More
Sam Barnett
There are hints of good things - a good performance here, a great use of music there, some good direction and some dialogue that rings true. However, most of… More