The Myth of the American Sleepover Trailer: What the Kids Are Into These Days


David Robert Mitchell's feature-film debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover — which pulls from his own childhood in suburban Michigan for an ensemble one-crazy-night teen flick featuring kids getting into a variety of unsupervised activities that hit upon various degrees of illicitness — enjoyed a nice festival run last year and is coming to movie theaters and VOD at the end of the month. And, from the looks of the trailer, this thing's got a real chance to hit upon the right combination of wistfulness, low-level debauchery, and melodrama we look for in teen-based entertainment. On hand here: people riding bicycles at dusk, people drinking at late-night pool parties, people almost kissing, the Magnetic Fields' "The Saddest Story Ever Told," and enough meaningful eye contact to last you until at least mid-afternoon. Are you feeling nostalgic yet?!