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The Myth of the American Sleepover
- Claire Sloma

Overview - Four young kids from Metro Detroit experience memories that will last a lifetime in this gentle coming-of-age story from first-time feature filmmaker David Robert Mitchell. It's the last night of summer, yet Rob, Maggie, Scott, and Claudia still don't feel as if they've experienced the defining moments they will look back upon in old age.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Four young kids from Metro Detroit experience memories that will last a lifetime in this gentle coming-of-age story from first-time feature filmmaker David Robert Mitchell. It's the last night of summer, yet Rob, Maggie, Scott, and Claudia still don't feel as if they've experienced the defining moments they will look back upon in old age. As conversations reveal secret crushes and first kisses send hormones raging, all four find that it's not the big events, but the small intimate moments that leave the biggest impression.

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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 96
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 030306934198
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: UN
  • Release Date: February 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age

 
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Reviews:
"With THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER, first-time writer-director David Robert Mitchell tells a coming-of-age tale with such freshness and bemused insight it's as if it has never been told before." - 07/29/2011 Los Angeles Times


"It's beautiful....Mitchell leaves plenty of room for you and your own memories, whatever they may be or however you grew up, to inhabit the 10-or-so square blocks limned by the story." - 07/21/2011 Movieline


"[A] quiet, observant film....The film's beauty is never obtrusive..." - 07/21/2011 New York Times


"THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER has fresh, lovely moments....The unknown actors in the cast come off as authentic teenagers..." -- Grade: B- - 07/29/2011 Entertainment Weekly


"MYTH reminds us that our youth unfolds in the key of expectation and fairy tale..." - 03/01/2012 Film Comment


3 stars out of 5 -- "It's the mood that matters, and Mitchell gets it spot-on." - 10/01/2012 Total Film


"James Laxton's cinematography captures perfectly the greenish, ochre tones of summer's end, and the seasonal shift reflects the changes experienced by the characters..." - 10/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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