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The Myth Of The American Sleepover Reviews

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August 24, 2016
Sleepover is evocative but a little underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2012
It's an unsentimental debut of some promise and it has the ring of truth.
August 30, 2012
Writer/director David Robert Mitchell's sweet, sexless drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
David Robert Mitchell's moodily magical first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2012
Soulful, heartening and - in its final scene - heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2012
Beautifully shot, nostalgia-fuelled teen drama that plays out in dreamlike fashion and is content to unfold at its own unhurried pace ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2012
There's a lot to like here - not least disarmingly natural performances from the mostly non-professional actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 1, 2011
I remember 15. It was a mess. Mitchell's movie serenely amplifies the mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2011
David Robert Mitchell's impressive if derivative debut doesn't delve so much into a myth as a mini-genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 2, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2011
A poignant, impressionistically sweet coming-of-age drama
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 1, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 29, 2011
It never lies about teenage castes and doesn't spread itself too thinly in any sort of egalitarian attempt to cover all the bases.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2011
No wacky antics, shocking behavior or life-shattering melodrama here, just an interest in small quiet moments that make up the indelible memories of youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 23, 2011
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.
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