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The Myth of the American Sleepover

(2009)
Not Rated In Theaters 07/22/2011 , 96min.
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60%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
67%
Critic score based on 15 reviews

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July 23, 2012
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Though filled with teen cliche, Myth manages to be both charming and dramatic. Character development is fantastic as the cast really brings something fresh to a genre that is usually riddled with dull and over indulgent acting. Even though many of the scenarios are problematic in their believability, much of what these kids (and young adults) go through will resonate with the youth of the 90's

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The Hollywood Reporter
Mitchell still manages to plant a flag on this well-trodden territory by steering more toward drama than comedy, though he scores points on both fronts. Where he exceeds those films are sensual visuals that recapture summertime adolescence in all its vivacity. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
What Mr. Mitchell gets splendidly right in this quiet, observant film, is the unsteady mixture of sophistication and naïveté that is central to the modern American teenage way of being in the world. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
The real problem is that this eager-to-please debut never quite achieves its own, more modest ambitions. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
By favoring mood over plot, "Myth" explores what it feels like to transition into youth adulthood and face harsher truths. Full Review
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
Throughout this American Graffiti-like Circadian shuffle, we can sense these characters coming to grips with human realities that they dare not vocalize. Full Review

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