Official Trailer for Indie Drama 'The Myth of the American Sleepover'

July 5, 2011
Source: Apple

The Myth of the American Sleepover Trailer

It's time to introduce everyone to David Robert Mitchell's The Myth of the American Sleepover, the latest high school-inspired, coming-of-age, sex-fueled, indie dramedy that played at numerous film festivals throughout the last year. Apple debuted the official trailer and I do suggest watching it, especially if you're a fan of films like 500 Days of Summer, American Teen, Brick, Thirteen and so on. I never got to see this, but its garnered quite a bit of praise, with mostly positive reviews as well. It has an ensemble cast of newcomers, but the top billed actors in it are Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer and Brett Jacobsen. Enjoy!

Watch the official trailer for David Robert Mitchell's The Myth of the American Sleepover:

You can also download the Myth of the American Sleepover trailer in High Def on Apple

Four young teenagers navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love & adventure.

The Myth of the American Sleepover is both written & directed by filmmaker David Robert Mitchell, making his feature debut after a short film titled Virgin in 2002. This was filmed entirely in Michigan and first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year, also playing in the Cannes (Critics' Week), Melbourne, Deauville, Oslo, Turin and Palm Springs Film Fests. IFC Films & Sundance Selects are bringing The Myth of the American Sleepover to limited theaters and VOD starting July 22nd this summer. Anyone interested?

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  • Chazzy
    Ehhh...... don't really see the "Brick" connection, besides the fact that its about teens.  But the two aren't related in the slightest.  I'm not feeling this....   at all.
    • Anonymous
      agree - don't see any connection to "thirteen" either.....both movies had an edge to  them and were excellent. this looks like nothing more than teen angst. i pass.
    • I was just naming a selection of teenage coming-of-age stylized indie films that if you also enjoy, you might be interested in this. That's the only connection this has to Brick, not in a direct way regarding story.
  • I love those movies. This, as it looks for me, is like Requiem of a Dream. 
    • Anonymous
      Whaaaaaaaatttt?! Requiem for a dream? Are you serious? 😛
      • I was not talking about genre.
  • Blah
    so you must have ugly actors to be true indie flick?
    • It looks like a realistic portrayal of teen first timers but I'm sure you're a helluva good looking dude so your disgust is understandable
  • Amber
    how come all people in this trailer look like Canadians?
    • CBJ
      What the hell does that mean? 
  • Xerxexx
    I'm a little annoyed with the teen "going all the way sex is the epic of epics" films. Life continues after High School ya know! I'd rather a college setting. As for the (500 )Days of Summer and Brick comparison I don't see it.
    • Anonymous
      just like with chazzy - i agree with you as well!
    • Fine, since you don't like my references... If you had to name 5 other indie movies that are similar to this, what would they be? Requiem for a Dream is definitely not one of them. :)
      • Xerxexx
        A challenge? ITS ON! Here goes! 1. The Mighty. 2. Simon Birch. 3. River's Edge. 4. Women's House of D. 5. Igby Goes's that, Mr. Billington?
        •  I've only heard of one of those movies.
          • Xerxexx
            And what movie is that?
        • Xerxexx: 1 Alex: ( ) )
        • Yea, I've only heard of one of those, too! (Igby Goes Down) Come on, they've got to be films everyone else can easily identify with as well! 😛 It's not easy!
          • Xerxexx
            You said five indie coming of age films! I gave you an Anton Yelchin, Two Keiran Culkin's, A Joseph Mazzello, and a Keanu Reeves! PICKY!!!!
          • tommyturner
            Alex, if you haven't seen River's Edge, I really suggest that you should.  Early Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover showing he could really act, and Dennis Hopper being, well.....DENNIS F'N Hopper!
          • Xerxexx
            @cde9ae11160d6ee996a2b663ab5b5e8e:disqus River's Edge is a fantastic 80's film.
        • I've heard of Simon Birch
      • Anonymous
        Looks like "Young people fucking": Teens edition
  • What was good about John Hughes was the humour, the absurdity of some of the things people said and how it still remained touching when it needed to be. This looks a bit more serious in tone, and as serious as that time seems, there is still loads more jovial humour between the awkwardness. Not that I won't watch it, I'd definitely check it with ma eyeballs.
    • tommyturner
      TO-TAL-LY AGREE!!!!!  You, my friend, must be a late sixties/early seventies child.
      • Yep Tommy was born 77, but all my friends growing up were early 70's kids.
  • WWW
    i hate that indi black guy
  • tommyturner
    Indie Schmindie.  This movie looks like Can't Hardly Wait with poutier, more cynical, misanthropic, and introverted teens.
  • Too much teenage angst and uncomfortableness for me. There are periods in life I don't want to go back and revisit. Being a teenager is one of them. I'm sure this film captures the essence of the teenage dilemma, but with having a 16 year old daughter, I don't need to visit it in film as well. I'm already living that hell! 😉
  • Jman571
    This trailer makes the movie look sooooo pretentious. wow.
  • Chad
    Looks like it was made for trailer.




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