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|Directed by||Joe Nussbaum|
|Produced by||Bob Cooper
|Written by||Elisa Bell|
Kallie Flynn Childress
|Music by||Deborah Lurie|
|Cinematography||James L. Carter|
|Edited by||Craig P. Herring|
Sleepover is a 2004 American teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega, Sara Paxton, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton, Kallie Flynn Childress, Sean Faris, Steve Carell, Jane Lynch, Sam Huntington, Brie Larson and Evan Peters.
On the last day of 8th grade before their freshman year in high school, Julie Corky (Alexa Vega) has a slumber party with 3 best friends, Hannah Carlson (Mika Boorem), Farrah James (Scout Taylor-Compton), and Yancy Williams (Kallie Flynn Childress). As a quartet, they end up having the adventure of their lives. A group of popular girls, led by a former friend of Julie's, Staci Blake (Sara Paxton), challenge the girls to a scavenger hunt. The prize will be a coveted lunchtime seat near the fountain in high school. The losers will have to sit at tables near the school's dumpsters.
The list includes things like a picture of the girls with a date inside an exclusive night club, the insignia from a local private security firm, and a pair of boxers from Steve Philips, (Julie's crush), and to dress an Old Navy mannequin with their own clothing. The girls sneak out of Julie's house, and use Yancy's father's Hypermini to travel to various locations and get the required objects. Along the way they dodge a Patroltec security guard (Steve Carell) and try to keep Julie's parents (Jane Lynch and Jeff Garlin) from discovering that they are gone. During their scavenger hunt, Steve Philips sees Julie skateboarding in a dress and is impressed. Later the girls meet up at the school dance, but both have acquired all the items on the list.
Stacie suggests a tie breaker, where the group which is able to get the crown from the homecoming king or queen will win. Staci catches her boyfriend, Todd, dancing with another girl who claims that she has been Todd's girlfriend for six months. After the two break up, Staci shares a dance with a scruffy skater friend of Julie's. Yancy shares a dance with a boy who moved speakers for a summer job and who she met earlier in the night. Steve ends up named homecoming king and picks Julie as his partner for a victory dance, giving her the crown and ensuring victory for her friends.
After the dance, Julie and Steve are about to kiss when they get a call from Julie's brother that their mother is headed home. The girls race home and pretend to be sleeping just as Julie's parents check on them. The next morning at breakfast, Julie's mom confronts her asking "exactly" what they did last night, showing Julie the scarf she had dropped in the Cosmo club. Surprisingly, she is not mad but confesses it is difficult to believe how fast Julie is growing up. Then Julie says goodbye to her friends and finds Steve waiting inside her tree fort, where the two share a kiss. The film ends with a scene of Staci and her friends, now in high school, eating their lunch by the school dumpsters among the trash and the social rejects.
- Alexa Vega as Jules 'Julie' Corky.
- Sara Paxton as Stacy Blake.
- Mika Boorem as Hannah Carlson.
- Scout Taylor-Compton as Farrah James.
- Kallie Flynn Childress as Yancy Williams.
- Sean Faris as Steve Phillips.
- Steve Carell as Officer Sherman Shiner, a security officer in Julie's neighborhood.
- Sam Huntington as Ren Corky, Julie's brother.
- Jane Lynch as Mrs. Gabby Corky.
- Jeff Garlin as Mr. Jay Corky.
- Evan Peters as Russell "SpongeBob" Hayes.
- Brie Larson as Liz Daniels.
- Johnny Sneed as Mr. Corrado, the girls' teacher.
- Ryan Slattery as Peter.
- Katija Pevec as Molly.
- Eileen April Boylan as Jenna.
- Thad Luckinbill as Todd, Stacy's ex-boyfriend.
- Alice Greczyn as Linda, Todd's girlfriend.
- Shane Hunter as Miles, one of Russell's friends.
- Hunter Parrish as Lance, one of Russell's friends.
- Douglas Smith as Gregg, one of Steve's friends.
- Max Van Ville as Sean, one of Steve's friends.
- Summer Glau as Didi.
- Laura Monteiro as Jennifer Allen.
Sleep Over currently holds an approval rating of 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 98 reviews. The film opened at #10 in the box office with $4,171,226. The film would later make $9,436,390 in the United States and $712,563 internationally, resulting in a $10,148,953 gross worldwide, on a $10 million budget.
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