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Director: Joe Nussbaum,

Cast: Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem, Scout Taylor-Compton


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Directed by Joe Nussbaum, Sleepover revolves around one of the hallmarks of female friendship: the all-important slumber party. In hopes of shedding their not-so-cool reputations during the summer before their freshman year, best friends Julie (Alexa Vega), Hannah (Mika Boorem), Yancy (Kalli Flynn Childress), and Farrah (Scout Taylor-Compton) decide to host the


Directed by Joe Nussbaum, Sleepover revolves around one of the hallmarks of female friendship: the all-important slumber party. In hopes of shedding their not-so-cool reputations during the summer before their freshman year, best friends Julie (Alexa Vega), Hannah (Mika Boorem), Yancy (Kalli Flynn Childress), and Farrah (Scout Taylor-Compton) decide to host the sleepover of their lives. Far from a mere pillow-fight-laden girl talk-fest, this sleepover includes an intense scavenger hunt against the most simultaneously loathed and envied young women they know: the infamous "popular" clique. Along the way, the girls manage to hijack a car, sneak into clubs, engage in a first kiss, and learn more than a little bit about themselves and their capabilities -- all while evading the watchful eyes of Julie's mother.

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The characters in Joe Nussbaum's Sleepover walk the same fine line that tween entertainment in general must walk: They're young enough to still see a sleepover as an exciting social event, yet old enough that they're enticed out into the world rather than engaging in normal slumber-party activities. Put another way, it's debatable whether girls who haven't started high school should be logical romantic partners for boys who drive cars, but the reality is, they're interested in such boys anyway. Sleepover combines wholesomeness (the girls drink soda) with dangerousness (the girls sneak into a night club) in ways that should be interesting enough for the target audience, without worrying the parents of that audience too much. But is it any good? Not really, if you're outside the intended demographic -- though older audiences may take interest in some of the featured players, particularly Steve Carell, Jane Lynch and Jeff Garlin. "Take interest" is different from "like." When Sleepover was made, Carell had not yet filmed his first episode of The Office, and playing a bumbling, mustachioed rent-a-cop -- the girls' primary nemesis -- probably seemed like a good enough role at the time. Instead, his every appearance reduces the movie to utter slapstick silliness -- though to be fair, it's a short trip. Among the younger actors, Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem and Kallie Flynn Childress show enough charisma to keep us interested in the appropriately frivolous pursuits of the teenagers, which include skateboarding, a school dance, and the desire to get the lunch spot by the fountain (rather than the one by the dumpsters). There's something undoubtedly square about Sleepover; for example, the girls listen to The Spice Girls a good five years after they were popular. For the parents of these rapidly maturing viewers, though, a little squareness is probably a good thing.

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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director Joe Nussbaum and cast; "A guide to the Perfect Sleepover" making-of featurette; "Meet the Girls" actress profiles; "Ready, Set, Action!" featurette; Sleepover confessions; Gag reel; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alexa Vega Julie
Mika Boorem Hannah
Scout Taylor-Compton Farrah
Kalli Flynn Childress Yancy
Sam Huntington Ren
Jane Lynch Gabby
Jeff Garlin Jay
Sara Paxton Stacie
Eileen Boylan Jenna
Timothy Dowling Mr. Chilton
Brie Larson Liz
Sean Faris Steve
Steve Carell Actor
Alice Greczyn Linda
Thad Luckinbill Todd
Hunter Parrish Lance
Evan Peters Russell
Katija Pevec Molly
Ryan Slattery Peter
Douglas Smith Gregg
Johnny Sneed Mr. Corrado

Technical Credits
Joe Nussbaum Director
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Elisa Bell Screenwriter
Felipe Borrero Sound/Sound Designer
Drew Boughton Art Director
James L. Carter Cinematographer
Pamela Withers Chilton Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Cohen Casting
Bob Cooper Producer
James Giovannetti Asst. Director
Lynda Halligan Casting
Craig Herring Editor
Elliot Lurie Musical Direction/Supervision
Deborah Lurie Score Composer
Stephen McCabe Production Designer
Jeremiah Samuels Executive Producer
Charles Weinstock Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Invites [2:17]
2. Next Year's Cool [1:44]
3. "Slumber House Rules" [2:50]
4. Out for the Night [1:21]
5. Party Time [:55]
6. The Drop [1:48]
7. Who Shows Up [5:07]
8. Ren's Room [1:01]
9. Single Profile [2:46]
10. Stepping Out [2:43]
11. Girls Gotta Have It [:57]
12. The Raiders [1:58]
13. Scavengers [3:43]
14. Behind the Ropes [3:20]
15. Blind Date [4:25]
16. Boy Meets Girl [1:40]
17. Mom's out Clubbing [3:10]
18. Hottie Wheels [:55]
19. Close Call [3:43]
20. Boxer Booster [4:33]
21. Smart Car [2:45]
22. Daddy's Girl [2:29]
23. "In the Game" [:04]
24. The Booty [:40]
25. They're In! [:47]
26. Dance Off [1:06]
27. Brownie Points [4:25]
28. Dream Date [3:26]
29. Fountain of Youth [3:07]
30. Out Like Lights [1:18]
31. The Crown [2:20]
32. Lunchtime/End Credits [3:45]


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Sleepover 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went into the theatre with high hopes for this movie, and left with nothing but dissapointment. This movie is nothing more then a fake and cheap attempt to capture the teen years. There is no way people, especially mothers, could be so clueless. A good idea, but was persued the worst possible way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't really remember my thoughts on this movie before I saw it, but after I did it felt like a waste of my time. One of my friends got it for my other friends for her birthday so we watched it. While they liked it, I was dissapointed. Anybody with half a brain could see that you could predict what was happening. And of course like every other movie there was a happy ending. I guess it is good if you are 9 but for me it was just melting my brain.
kiki0 More than 1 year ago
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
Omg i love this movie im so happy that i finally have the dvd its pretty cool for a PG flim and is 1 hour and 29 minutes wow when i watched it i really enjoyed it i know my little 7 year old cousin would enjoy this movie so would my 9 year old cousin at the ages of 7 and 9 thats perfect for them to watch this is defintly a girls movie so go out and rent it or better go out and buy it you'll love it i sure did!oh the guy who plays Steve is really cute! im glad he and the girl Juile Alexa Vega kissed at the end oh how sweet! love it!
cheer_girl101 More than 1 year ago
This movie is too predictable and unrealistic. Also, it kind of made no sense and it was kind of boring. I mean, if the girls wanted to seat on the good lunch spot so bad they should just SIT there. They didn't need to have a contest!
Ali_I_Am More than 1 year ago
...In the fifth grade!
I watched it like everyday when I got home from school, lol. now im in 7th. and one day i got bored so i put in this movie and i was like, OK, this is just so lame. I mean, maybe back then it was fun to watch, but now i realize the plot is pathetic and unrealistic. even if a group of girls was going on a "scavenger hunt" for a lunch spot, they could just sit down at that oh-so-special lunch spot anytime!!! they dont need anyones' permission. and also, its just too predictable. i think they should have made the other girls win, but then someone the good girls do better in high school or something... idk. i think maybe it could have been better, though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok this movie was so fack. It could never happen, No one could get away with everything they did and even if they did get way that night I am sorry but the mom would totaly bust you if she new you went into a club and you were underage I mean that illegel. Yet the movie mom dose nothing??? Also what are the odds that the guy you like will see you once and fall in love with you at first sight?? I mean come on its not hard to tell that this is a movie not real life.
bringiton_lover123 More than 1 year ago
exciting and funny
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is ah-mazing! I went to the store and rented it and then ended up buying it because I liked it so much. I would recomend it to any teen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie. I watched it three times in one day! I never got tired of it. You should definitely watch it. It gives you great ideas how to deal with teenage years!!!