The Myth of the American Sleepover

Still of Amanda Bauer in The Myth of the American SleepoverStill of Claire Sloma in The Myth of the American Sleepover(L-R) Amanda Bauer and Claire Sloma attend the 'The Myth of the American Sleepover' Photo Call held at the Martini Terraza during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2010 in Cannes, France.Still of Marlon Morton in The Myth of the American SleepoverThe Myth of the American SleepoverStill of Nikita Ramsey and Jade Ramsey in The Myth of the American Sleepover

Plot

Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.2/10 (802 voted)

Critic's Score: 67/100

Director:
David Robert Mitchell

Stars: Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer

Storyline
Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

Cast:

Claire Sloma

Maggie


Marlon Morton

Rob Salvati


Amanda Bauer

Claudia


Brett Jacobsen

Scott Holland


Nikita Ramsey

Ady Abbey


Jade Ramsey

Anna Abbey


Annette DeNoyer

Beth


Wyatt McCallum

Marcus


Mary Wardell

Jen Holland


Douglas Diedrich

Steven


Dane Jones

Emma


Shayla Curran

Janelle Ramsey


Drew Machak

Andy


Christopher Simon

Sean Barber


Madi Ortiz

Avalina Height



Details

Official Website:
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Release Date: 7 April 2011

Filming Locations: Clawson, Michigan, USA

Opening Weekend: $8,700
(USA)
(24 July 2011)
(1 Screen)

Gross: $39,001
(USA)
(21 August 2011)



Technical Specs

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User Review

an honest and affirmative coming of age film

Rating: 7/10

a poignant and fresh take on this iconic, typically American
experience. This low budget independent coming of age comedy from
writer/director David Robert Mitchell explores the usual themes of teen
angst, friendship, sex, and the search for love. Set in Detroit on the
last weekend of the summer holidays before the kids return to school,
the film draws upon Mitchell's own memories of his adolescence. There
are a number of sleepovers, slumber parties and pool parties happening.
The film follows four teens – Rob, Scott, Maggie and Claudia – as they
hang out, talk about their fears and insecurities, crushes, and look
for that elusive first kiss. However, unlike most comedies aimed at an
adolescent audience this low-key film eschews the usual cheap
scatological and puerile humour, opting for a more in depth exploration
of their concerns. Mitchell demonstrates a strong understanding of
adolescent emotions and desires that brings credibility to the
material, and it reeks with a strong sense of nostalgia. Mitchell
maintains a deceptively meandering pace as he juggles the multiple
narrative strands and moves seamlessly between the various characters.
The dialogue rings true, and Mitchell teases natural performances from
his unknown ensemble cast. The Myth Of The American Sleepover is an
honest and affirmative coming of age film that resonates.