The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)
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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 young people (a cast of brilliant newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer - their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of
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There's a lot to like here - not least disarmingly natural performances from the mostly non-professional actors.
I remember 15. It was a mess. Mitchell's movie serenely amplifies the mess.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's an unsentimental debut of some promise and it has the ring of truth.
A likeable cast of unknowns wriggle convincingly through the awkwardness of late adolescence in first-time director David Robert Mitchell's low-key indie drama.
Beautifully shot, nostalgia-fuelled teen drama that plays out in dreamlike fashion and is content to unfold at its own unhurried pace ...
The Myth of the American Sleepover is a minor entry into the genre, but it more than adequately captures that heartbreaking time we all once shared, and leaves us with that feeling of longing ... we still have for it today.
David Robert Mitchell's impressive if derivative debut doesn't delve so much into a myth as a mini-genre.
The narcoleptic, resigned tone that dominates The Myth of the American Sleepover doesn't make us regret what we've lost. It mostly implies that being young is a major bummer.
Some of Mitchell's scenes are poignant and insightful, some are a bit too twee (cue the next Magnetic Fields tune), but as far as first-time efforts go, this Michigan-based indie mostly impresses.
Dodging easy melodrama and preferring to focus on the little moments that stay with us in our memories through the years, the picture's low-key indelibility sneaks up on the audience.
Both fresh and familiar,. . .[t]he irony of spending time with normal kids. . .played by a personable, age-appropriate, sweetly charming cast . . . is they are a bit bland.
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- Maggie: What happens over there?
- Maggie: I just feel like I should have done more this summer.
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