The Myth of the American Sleepover

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The Myth of the American Sleepover
Film poster
Directed byDavid Robert Mitchell
Produced byJustin Barber
Michael Ferris Gibson
Adele Romanski
Cherie Saulter
Written byDavid Robert Mitchell
StarringClaire Sloma
Marlon Morton
Amanda Bauer
Brett Jacobsen
Nikita Ramsey
Jade Ramsey
Amy Seimetz
Music byKyle Newmaster
CinematographyJames Laxton
Edited byJulio Perez IV
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • 13 March 2010 (2010-03-13) (SXSW)
  • 22 July 2011 (2011-07-22) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$41,642[2]

The Myth of the American Sleepover is a 2010 American coming-of-age film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on 13 March 2010, and was released in the United States on 22 July 2011 by IFC Films.[3][4]


The plot follows four young people as they navigate through suburban Detroit, in search of love and adventure on the last weekend of summer vacation.


Critical reception[edit]

The film currently holds an 81% score on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.[5]


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  3. ^ Brian Brooks (18 July 2011). "INTERVIEW | “Myth of the American Sleepover” Director on Making a Gentler “American Graffiti”". IndieWire. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "SXSW: The Myth of the American Sleepover". South by Southwest. Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "The Myth Of The American Sleepover". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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