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

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July 5, 2011
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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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Reader Feedback - 32 Comments

1

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.

Chazzy on Jul 5, 2011

2

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.

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011

3

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.

Alex Billington on Jul 6, 2011

4

I love those movies. This, as it looks for me, is like Requiem of a Dream. 

whatafy on Jul 5, 2011

5

Whaaaaaaaatttt?! Requiem for a dream? Are you serious? 😛

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011

6

I was not talking about genre.

whatafy on Jul 6, 2011

7

so you must have ugly actors to be true indie flick?

Blah on Jul 6, 2011

8

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

Bryan Duke on Jul 6, 2011

9

how come all people in this trailer look like Canadians?

Amber on Jul 6, 2011

10

What the hell does that mean? 

CBJ on Jul 6, 2011

11

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.

Xerxexx on Jul 6, 2011

12

just like with chazzy - i agree with you as well!

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011

13

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. 🙂

Alex Billington on Jul 6, 2011

14

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 Down.how's that, Mr. Billington?

Xerxexx on Jul 6, 2011

15

 I've only heard of one of those movies.

Andrew Geczy on Jul 6, 2011

16

And what movie is that?

Xerxexx on Jul 6, 2011

17

Xerxexx: 1 Alex: ( ) )

Daniel Vu Tran on Jul 6, 2011

18

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!

Alex Billington on Jul 6, 2011

19

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!!!!

Xerxexx on Jul 6, 2011

20

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!

tommyturner on Jul 7, 2011

21

@cde9ae11160d6ee996a2b663ab5b5e8e:disqus River's Edge is a fantastic 80's film.

Xerxexx on Jul 8, 2011

22

I've heard of Simon Birch

Daniel Duarte on Jul 6, 2011

23

Looks like "Young people fucking": Teens edition

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011

24

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.

Crapola on Jul 6, 2011

25

TO-TAL-LY AGREE!!!!!  You, my friend, must be a late sixties/early seventies child.

tommyturner on Jul 6, 2011

26

Yep Tommy was born 77, but all my friends growing up were early 70's kids.

Crapola on Jul 7, 2011

27

i hate that indi black guy

WWW on Jul 6, 2011

28

Indie Schmindie.  This movie looks like Can't Hardly Wait with poutier, more cynical, misanthropic, and introverted teens.

tommyturner on Jul 6, 2011

29

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! 😉

Quanah on Jul 6, 2011

30

This trailer makes the movie look sooooo pretentious. wow.

Jman571 on Jul 7, 2011

31

^^This x100

Tyler Danger on Jul 7, 2011

32

Looks like it was made for trailer.

Chad on Jul 7, 2011

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