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The multiplexes haven't been jammed with this many repetitively single-minded portrayals of young people since the gangsta craze of the early 1990s.
Los Angeles Times:
A skillfully made teen comedy with such an endearing sensibility that it's fun even for those old enough to be the grandparents of its stars.
The movie is uneven, but it has scored well during previews, and there's a reason: Sleepover fills a niche-audience void.
Screenwriter Elisa Bell attempts to modernize the proceedings by dropping in Valley-girl lingo that only comes off as archaic.
First- time director Joe Nussbaum keeps it all buzzing along at such a clip that if one bit falls flat, the next one kicks the film back into gear.
There's little in the movie to like, either for tween girls or the unlucky parents who accompany them.
New York Daily News:
A lazy attempt to snare some preadolescent allowance money, Sleepover earns little more than a few bored yawns.
New York Times:
How young do you have to be before you want to be older? With this wispy pubescent comedy, Hollywood has come up with a number: 14.
If the pre-adolescents in your life don't have anything better to do than watch this movie, maybe the time has come to teach them hopscotch.
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Too silly for teens who are old enough to drive and too boy-centric for girls still in grade school, the comedy is predictable but cute.
Even by the notoriously flexible standards of bubblegum teen pics, Sleepover comes off as wildly unbelievable and often astonishingly silly.
Nussbaum's attempt to capture the 'tween zeitgeist fails: The Spice Girls-infused soundtrack is dated, and the feel-good progressiveness forced.
Just when the big screen could use an injection of frothy, giggly girl power -- all in the name of a covert feminist message, of course -- Sleepover squanders that promise with a blah story and even bigger bummer of a take-home message.