At first glance, The Myth of the American Sleepover appears to be just another end of summer coming of age dramedy. It might have been had it emerged from a major studio. However, with none of the Hollywood conventions attached, writer/director David Robert Mitchell’s first feature film is fresh and poignant.
In typical indie style, it took the tenacity and persistence of vision of the filmmakers to overcome numerous obstacles in bringing it to the big screen, and the audience is the better for it. This little gem was one of the most unexpected surprises I’ve seen in a long time.