The Myth of the American Sleepover Synopsis
Four young people search for love and adventure on the last weekend of the summer.
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
By favoring mood over plot, "Myth" explores what it feels like to transition into youth adulthood and face harsher truths.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
It looks more like your teenage world than such films generally allow, and it's not pretty. It's beautiful.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It has a sense of small-town America that feels special even without great specificity. Some of the music on the soundtrack places it in...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's an engaging piece of filmmaking on its own, beautifully shot and acted.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Throughout this American Graffiti-like Circadian shuffle, we can sense these characters coming to grips with human realities that they dare...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Mitchell still manages to plant a flag on this well-trodden territory by steering more toward drama than comedy, though he scores points on...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Myth of the American Sleepover has fresh, lovely moments, but it could have used more psychological heft.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Swaddled with a lacquer of nostalgia that passes for cultural insight, this one-night-in-sweatpants drama will make you yearn for a...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The real problem is that this eager-to-please debut never quite achieves its own, more modest ambitions.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The movie is so clueless and time-warped it could be comprised of outtakes from "Father Knows Best."
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By everyweek60706
This is the first movie I saw at this year's (2010) Chicago International Film Festival. You can't go wrong with festival films, but there's a good chance you'll never see them again. This one was...

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Moody exploration of teen social lives; lots of drinking.
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