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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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Marcus
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Jen Holland
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Steven
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Janelle Ramsey
Christopher Simon ...
Sean Barber
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Avalina Height
Stephen M. Francis III ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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$39,001 (USA) (19 August 2011)
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Kennedy Pool in Trenton, Michigan "Downriver" was used in the opening scene See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.24 (2011) See more »

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Let's Not Lose Our Heads
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Pleasantly surprised
28 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Various teenagers go to various parties, each longing to make the last night before school starts up again memorable in the slice of life drama. Those who are expecting American Pie type shenanigans to follow are best to look elsewhere as this film has more realistic, and dare I say, more noble goals in mind.

Almost every Tuesday Instant Netflix has at least one film streaming on same day as released on DVD, this week it's three films (this one, Wolf Town, and Beneath the Darkness) and while I can't vouch for the other 2 as I still have yet to watch them, I can give my enthusiastic thumbs up for this one. I found the film to ring true of the teenage experience of the average American teenager. The pathos, the awkwardness, the long & uncertainties are all on display. And frequently well-acted to boot. Writer/director David Mitchell is one to be on the lookout for if he continues to put out films of this caliber.

My Grade: B+


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