THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER Add To My Top 10

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Release Date: July 29, 2011

Starring: Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Brett Jacobsen, Nikita Ramsey, Jade Ramsey, Annette DeNoyer, Wyatt McCallum

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 93 minutes

Address Comments To:

Jonathan Sehring, President
IFC Films/IFC Entertainment
Joshua Sapan, President/CEO
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
(Independent Film Channel/IFC Films/IFC First Take/AMC/WE)
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 324-8500
Website: www.rainbow-media.com

Content:

(RoRo, B, O, LL, V, S, N, AA, DD, MM) Romantic worldview in low-key, thoughtful comedy-drama about suburban American teenagers on the last full night of summer as they sneak in and out of parties and face the temptations of sex, drinking and drugs, with some moral elements and occult content where girls use a Ouija board; 14 obscenities and profanities, some strong; brief incidental violence; quick shots of teenage couple in bathing suits doing heavy kissing, teenage boy trying to talk a younger girl into kissing him and potentially worse, and teenage boy sneaks after teenage girl and finds her in bathtub, and she nonchalantly allows him to look and invites him to sit next to the tub; upper male nudity, teenagers in bathing suits and implied nudity; teenage alcohol use briefly shown in a couple of party scenes, while main teen girl steals two beers from another person at a public pool for her and her friend to drink; implied meth or cocaine use when teenage girl cuts lines of drug; and, general misbehavior primarily centers around kids thinking like they want to have sex, before most or all decide not to have it, with teenagers sneaking around to parties they’re not supposed to attend.


Summary:

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is a slow slice-of-life film covering the last night of summer vacation for some suburban teenagers in Michigan. THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER has a few positive moments, but it contains strong foul language, references to teenage substance abuse, strong foul language, teenage exhibitionism, teenage sex is implied, and other elements of teenage rebellion.


Review:

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is another Sundance Film Festival titillate teenagers and children and then add a moral resolution to confuse relativistic adults. The movie is a slow slice-of-life dram covering the last night of summer and its attendant freedoms, in the lives of several suburban teenagers. The film follows intertwining events, as friend and boy-girl couples pair off for various reasons, but the pacing never feels frantic and the young actors who should not be exposed to some of the included content offer up natural performances that feel realistic.
The first story focuses on an attention-getting girl deciding how far things should go sexually with a boy two years older. Her story contrasts with another tale of a college dropout trying to pursue one of two recent graduates who he met when he was in high school. Another story involves a female track athlete staying at a party so she can steal the host’s boyfriend, in revenge for the host stealing her boyfriend. Also included are lots of background moments where teenagers are faced with the opportunity to do the wrong thing – wanton sex or drugs – and instead choose right.
THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER features a stellar young cast and ends with some moral results. However, its slow pace and lack of laughs will likely turn off teenager viewers. It also has some strong foul language, references to teenage substance abuse, strong foul language, teenage exhibitionism, teenage sex is implied, and other elements of teenage rebellion. These excessive and salacious problems diminish the movie’s positive resolution of teenagers choosing good over evil.


In Brief:

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER is a slow moving slice-of-life film covering the last night of summer vacation for some suburban teenagers in Michigan. The first story focuses on an attention-getting girl deciding how far things should go sexually with a boy two years older. Her story contrasts with another tale of a college dropout trying to pursue one of two recent graduates who he met when he was in high school. Another story involves a female track athlete staying at a party so she can steal the host’s boyfriend, in revenge for the host stealing her boyfriend. Also included are lots of background moments where teenagers are faced with the opportunity to do the wrong thing – wanton sex or drugs – and eventually after salacious, titillating moments choose right.
THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER features ends with some positive decisions. However, its slow pace and lack of laughs will likely turn off teenager viewers. It also has strong foul language, references to teenage substance abuse, strong foul language, teenage exhibitionism, teenage sex is implied, and other elements of teenage rebellion. These excessive and salacious problems diminish the movie’s positive resolution.