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The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  7 April 2011 (Netherlands)
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Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

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Rob Salvati
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Scott Holland
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Annette DeNoyer ...
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Jen Holland
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Steven
Dane Jones ...
Emma
Shayla Curran ...
Janelle Ramsey
Christopher Simon ...
Sean Barber
Madi Ortiz ...
Avalina Height
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Cameron Nichols (as Stephen Francis)
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Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.

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El mito de la adolescencia  »

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$8,700 (USA) (22 July 2011)

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$39,001 (USA) (19 August 2011)
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Scott drives out from the Detroit area to the Abbey twins at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. That is less than fifty miles, one way, so it is probably a little under an hour, but could be a little over an hour at most. While the twins knew he hadn't spent an entire night driving, they might have been complimented when they realized that he had made a 100 mile round trip to reconnect with them. See more »

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A Modern Day John Hughes Film That Doesn't Quite Hit The Mark
15 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I call this a "modern John Hughes" movie because, just like the John Hughes films of the 80's, they tell stories of teenagers that can hit home with many people. This film tackles some of the not only more modern issues with teenagers, but the deeper issues. I think where it misses its mark is with some of the characters themselves. The story surrounding them may be interesting, but the characters...not so much. For example, I thought the "twins" story line was interesting, but the guy who played the character which this plot surrounds wasn't very likable (perhaps due to his terrible haircut). I think a better casting could have improved this film. The movie looks at teenage life through a slightly nostalgic point of view, but I think it benefits from this. It also shows high school from different points of view, such as a freshman, a senior, or even someone who has already graduated from high school. This film had potential and some good moments, but overall didn't quite hit the mark.


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