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The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Sloma ... Maggie
Marlon Morton ... Rob Salvati
Amanda Bauer ... Claudia
Brett Jacobsen ... Scott Holland
Nikita Ramsey ... Ady Abbey
Jade Ramsey ... Anna Abbey
Annette DeNoyer Annette DeNoyer ... Beth
Wyatt McCallum Wyatt McCallum ... Marcus
Mary Wardell Mary Wardell ... Jen Holland
Douglas Diedrich Douglas Diedrich ... Steven
Dane Jones Dane Jones ... Emma
Shayla Curran Shayla Curran ... Janelle Ramsey
Christopher Simon Christopher Simon ... Sean Barber
Madi Ortiz Madi Ortiz ... Avalina Height
Stephen M. Francis III 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 April 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

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American Sleepover See more »

Filming Locations:

Clawson, Michigan, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,700, 24 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,001, 21 August 2011
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Let's Not Lose Our Heads
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end of summer
2 October 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's the last days of the summer and high school is starting up soon. Janelle Ramsey invites new girl Claudia to her sleepover party but she may know Cameron's boyfriend. Maggie and Beth would rather not go to the sleepover. They get invited by Cameron to a party. Rob Salvati brags about fictional hookups. Scott Holland leaves college and becomes obsessed with twins Ady Abbey and Anna Abbey. His sister Jen tells him that they have left for college frosh week lockup. These and other young kids party at the pool, the makeout maze, and other places waiting for the end of summer.

This is a much-filmed genre. This has a few moments of interesting dialog or scenario. The actors are mostly amateurs. Filmmaker David Robert Mitchell pulls from quite a few coming-of-age stories. The production is generally professional. The use of new faces does give a sense of genuineness. However, following so many characters does scatter the tension. This may work better losing one main story and a couple of characters. The amateur high school actors have their charms but also have their deficiencies.


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