THE SLEEPOVER

"Enjoyable Action Comedy"

Quality:
Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
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What You Need To Know:

THE SLEEPOVER is an action comedy streaming on Netflix. Clancy is in ninth grade and is having trouble communicating with her mother. Clancy’s brother, Kevin, is in middle school and tries not to let things get to him, even when he’s bullied. When Kevin’s best friend, Lewis, comes over for a sleepover, Lewis overhears some bad guys capturing Clancy and Kevin’s mom, Margot, and their dad, Ron. The kidnappers are forcing Margot and Ron to steal a very important crown at an upcoming gala. Kevin and Clancy follow some clues. They must figure out how to help their parents.

THE SLEEPOVER is a funny movie for the whole family. The dialogue is funny; the action scenes are enjoyable. Overall, the movie has a strong moral worldview about loving your family, doing the right thing, and choosing family over money. The mother and daughter relationship shows that we must get along with family, even if it’s hard to communicate with one another. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger and older children because of the action scenes and too many light profanities in THE SLEEPOVER.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with some redemptive elements of loving your family, forgiving your family, learning to communicate, learning to be selfless to save others, and one character suggests that another character should pray

Foul Language:
No obscenities but 18 light profanities and man vomits all over several people

Violence:
Action violence shows people kicking other people and fighting, man is shown unresponsive in car, and woman hit by chandelier and pinned down

Sex:
Man kisses married woman but doesn’t know she’s married, and it’s implied that a boy looks at a girl when she passes by him

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Boy wears a female wig as a joke but is told to take it off.

More Detail:

THE SLEEPOVER is an action comedy streaming on Netflix about some children who go into action to save their parents who are in trouble with some thieves. THE SLEEPOVER is a funny, enjoyable family comedy with positive messages, but MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger and older children because of the action scenes and too many light profanities.

Clancy is a freshmen in high school and is having a hard time relating to her mother, who won’t let her have a cell phone. Her brother, Kevin, is in middle school and doesn’t seem to mind what people think of him. When he starts dancing for fun in the bathroom, a school bully films him and posts it online. Kevin is annoyed, but his mother, Margot, who’s on lunch duty, threatens the bully.

When their dad, Ron, comes to pick them up from school, he shows his goofy nature and silly jokes.

Later that night, Clancy and her best friend, Mim, want to sneak out of the house to go to a party that a senior boy invited Clancy to attend. Kevin is having a sleepover with his best friend, Lewis, who has a lot of rules to follow from his mother. Ron convinces Kevin and Lewis to have a sleepover outside in a tent. When Lewis goes into the house to go to the bathroom, he sees some bad men come in and hears them arguing with Margot. Margot and Ron are taken away, and Lewis goes to tell the others.

The bad guys reveal that Margot is actually in witness protection for being a thief. Margot started a new life with Ron and their two children. Now, the bad buys want to recruit her to make one last robbery, but Margot doesn’t want to go through with it. When they threaten to hurt her family, Ron and Margot try to figure out what to do.

Clancy and Kevin see some clues to suggest their parents are in trouble. They decide to go and find them and save them from the bad guys, with the help of Lewis and Mim.

THE SLEEPOVER is a funny movie for the whole family. The dialogue is funny; the action scenes are enjoyable. Overall, the movie has a strong moral worldview about loving your family, doing the right thing, and choosing family of money. The mother and daughter relationship shows that we must get along with our family, whether or not it’s hard to communicate with one another. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger and older children because of the action scenes and too many light profanities in THE SLEEPOVER.

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