The Myth Of The American Sleepover


Its not all pigtails and pillow-fights.

David Robert Mitchell's dreamy, tender debut evokes the small-townsetting of a dozen teen dramas (Richard  Linklater’s Dazed And Confused, for one), a place where it’s always the last summer before college and there’s always a keg party to go to.

Like Linklater’s film, the story wanders from stilted conversation to skinny dip, but unlike Linklater’s film, it doesn’t feature any memorable characters. If the teens are occasionally dull to watch, their awkwardness is always authentic.

It’s the mood that matters, and Mitchell gets it spot-on.

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