The Myth of the American Sleepover
Facing personal and interpersonal crossroads on the last night of summer vacation, four high school friends wander the streets of suburban Detroit, each taking the first tentative steps into the world of adulthood in this thought-provoking drama.
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- David Robert Mitchell
- This movie is
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this drama about the last night of summer in a suburban Detroit town is fairly realistic in the way it portrays its teen characters. They swear ("f--k" and more), get drunk, smoke, and make out at the drop of a hat. But they have idealistic notions, too, that haven't yet been tarnished by hard-won cynicism. Expect kissing, groping, and sexual innuendo, and lots of underage drinking -- sometimes to the point of throwing up or passing out.
- Sexual Content
- Teens grope each other and make out; some characters do so with multiple people in the same night. Lots of flirting and checking people out.
- A girl punches another after a painful discovery; a boy is egged by his friends.
- Pretty salty, including "f--k" and "slut."
- Social Behavior
- At the end of the night, most of the teens seem to learn a lesson and benefit from it. One character is very sweet and appears to place more stock in a girl's personality than her burgeoning sexuality. That said, there are tons of underage drinkers and smokers here, which doesn't send the best message.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Plenty of scenes depict underage drinking (wine, beer, and hard liquor). It seems to be the way of life in the town in which the film is set. Teens throw up, pass out, and make out while inebriated. In one house, a girl prepares to snort cocaine; some young characters also smoke cigarettes. References to weed.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it