MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 282 this week

Sleepover (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  9 July 2004 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 10,783 users   Metascore: 33/100
Reviews: 75 user | 53 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sleepover" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sleepover (2004)

Sleepover (2004) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sleepover.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sleepover (2011)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Janet B. Milstein
Stars: Marion Moore, Theresa Daly, Noreen Daly
Picture This (Video 2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A high school girl is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school -- only trouble is, she's grounded.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Pollak, Lauren Collins
Prom (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom.

Director: Joe Nussbaum
Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, DeVaughn Nixon
Sorority Wars (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Katie (Lucy Hale) and Sara (Phoebe Strole) have been friends since childhood. They enter college together, where Katie is a prized legacy candidate for the Delta sorority, which was ... See full summary »

Director: James Hayman
Stars: Lucy Hale, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Amanda Schull
New York Minute I (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

One day in New York City, as Jane Ryan tries out for an overseas college program and her sister Roxy schemes to meet her favorite punk rockers, a series of mishaps throws their day into ... See full summary »

Director: Dennie Gordon
Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy
Clipping Adam (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Despite what he says, Adam is not "fine". The summer before freshman year should be a time full of possibilities, but Adam struggles with family tragedy, everyday teenage growing pains, and... See full summary »

Director: Michael Picchiottino
Stars: Chris Eigeman, Louise Fletcher, Robert Pine
Sydney White (2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Director: Joe Nussbaum
Stars: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long
Geek Charming (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

To win a school popularity contest, a high school diva permits a film club classmate to record her popular life, but the film starts documenting her decline instead.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday
Stars: Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop, Sasha Pieterse
Odd Girl Out (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school. A well-adjusted teenager becomes depressed when ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Lisa Vidal, Leah Pipes
Teen Spirit (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.

Director: Gil Junger
Stars: Cassandra Scerbo, Lindsey Shaw, Chris Zylka
Wild Child (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

Director: Nick Moore
Stars: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

Director: Angel Gracia
Stars: Camilla Belle, Alexa PenaVega, Kuno Becker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Julie (as Alexa Vega)
...
...
...
Ren
...
...
Liz
...
...
...
...
...
Jay
...
...
Jenna (as Eileen Boylan)
...
...
Edit

Storyline

On the last day of 8th grade before their freshman year in high school, Julie has a slumber party with three best friends: Hannah, Yancy, and Farrah. As a trio, they end up having the adventure of their lives. To win the legendary high school lunch spot by the fountains, they must win a all-night scavenger hunt against their popular girl rivals. Unfortunately, Julie's mom has firm rules about the party. Her number one rule? Don't leave the house. But Julie and her friends won't let a little thing like parental authority stand in the way of social domination. To win the race, they sneak out of the house, steal a car, snatch a cute boy's boxer shorts, crash a high school dance, and torment a security guard with an inflated ego. And along the way, some of the girls might just find love. Because anything is possible at Julie's sleepover. Written by Sujit R. Varma, Emily Moore and Spring Blachly

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The rules are set. The game is on.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements involving teen dating, some sensuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pyjama Party  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,171,226 (USA) (9 July 2004)

Gross:

$8,070,311 (USA) (16 July 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The band playing at the high school dance is Chicago punk band "Allister." See more »

Goofs

The girls are lying down pretending to be asleep, before the parents open the door Yancey's pillow is right next to Julie's, but when they open the door Yancey's pillow is a whole foot away from Julie's. See more »

Quotes

Jay Corky: Blue! You know what that means?
Julie Corky: Our house is having a boy?
See more »

Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Remember
Written and Produced by Deborah Lurie and Gabriel Mann
Performed by Gabriel Mann
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There's a lot worse out there, but only go for Sleepover if you're a tween, the parent of a tween, or perhaps just nostalgic.
17 December 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Kids are running out of classrooms, shrieking and throwing papers in the air. A pop track pumps while the ubiquitous slow-mo panning camera follows the wannabes watching the popular girls strutting the corridor. That's right, school's out for summer in yet another John Hughes-inspired teen-flick.

You can loathe it, you can tolerate it, but I confess to a secret fondness of the genre. Although it's cluttered with ordinary films, this homogeneity is part of the unique comfort a teen comedy can offer. They're films to watch when you're sick, where bullies get their comeuppance, and moral codes are simpler than in an adult world. And kids enjoy them too.

Sleepover begins with Julie (Alexa Vega) inviting three friends for a slumber party to celebrate graduating from Junior High (Year 8). Of course, her former best friend Staci (Sara Paxton) can't come – she's a teen queen now. Sporting a superior blonde 'Farrah' reminiscent of nasty Caroline (Haviland Morris) in Hughes' Sixteen Candles (1984), you just know that Staci's a bitch with a heart of gold. She and her catty trio of 'Mean Girls' challenge Julie and her buddies to a scavenger hunt. The winners get the coveted lunch spot at high school next year – and the passport to popularity.

Julie, Hannah (Mika Boorem), Farrah (Scout Taylor-Compton) and Yancy (Kallie Flynn Childress) sneak out of the house, avoiding Julie's renovation-mad dad and bribing her slacker brother. They're aided by three irritating Ashton Kutchner-aspirational types, chased by a rent-a-cop and come to rely on a tiny electric car that needs constant recharging. Plus Julie has to steal her secret crush's boxer shorts. Producer Chuck Weinstock came up with the idea of Sleepover because his previous projects were too adult in content for his six and nine-year old children to watch. But there are some edgy aspects in Sleepover that wouldn't have been included in the 1980s teen films it pays homage to. For example, 14-year old Staci has to fend off sexual advances from her high school beau – a rarity for girls that age in Hollywood films, although possibly not in real life. And in a later scene Julie has to persuade her teacher to buy her a drink called "Sex on the Beach" at a nightclub to win the competition. Though these elements are ignored in the broader context of the film, and may be inappropriate, they certainly make Sleepover more interesting.

Although pleasant, Sleepover isn't one of the better examples of the genre. It's a disposable girly tween twist on Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but buoyed by Vega's strong screen presence. You know you shouldn't enjoy it, but you're probably going to. **½/***** stars.


17 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What this movie taught us. stevexmaddenxx
There's a great message in this movie with Yancy and Peter ashley126511
hows your high school compared to this...? stevexmaddenxx
if the fountain is such a coveted spot, why would a bunch of freshman... mrblau86
the band at the dance?? amy179
Julie's mom and the scarf bubblyblueberry
Discuss Sleepover (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page