The Myth of the American SleepoverClosed Captioning
David Robert Mitchell
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In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like DAZED & CONFUSED, the film follows four young people (a cast of brilliant young newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer - their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of love and adventure - chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties - and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 46
- Fresh: 37
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: What Mr. Mitchell gets splendidly right in this quiet, observant film, is the unsteady mixture of sophistication and naivete that is central to the modern American teenage way of being in the world.
Fresh: Mitchell has an ear for the tentativeness of adolescence, the way that everyone is trying on postures, attitudes, selves.
Rotten: Well-intentioned but derivative and only intermittently engaging, the suburban Michigan-set indie hits at least as many false notes as true ones.
Fresh: With "The Myth of the American Sleepover," first-time writer-director David Robert Mitchell tells a coming-of-age tale with such freshness and such bemused insight it's as if it has never been told before.
Our First Kiss
A coming-of-age movie unlike anything before. Not about the decade of our youth in bad fashion and haircuts, or a race to lose virginity. Instead, a film about the time in our lives when we felt we had found the start of our adulthood, knew we were leaving childhood, and wanting to hold on and let it go with a kiss. A film with deep meanings and mood about about the loss and gain of growing up. Beautiful and elegiac. One to watch and remember.
Horribly written with pathetic acting. Not "independent" - more like a high school film project. Moreover, an inaccurate portrayal of how kids live.
Love it love it love it.... sweet, made me sad, hopeful, jealous, laugh, nostalgic ... highest recommendation!
thanks to all involved!
Actors were really ALL truly amazing...