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Sleepover

 

Picture: B-†††† Sound: B-†††† Extras: C†††† Film: C

 

 

Four young teenaged girls promise to go nowhere while they are having a Sleepover (2004) while the host girlís (Alexa Vega) mother (Jane Lynch) is out for the night.However, the girls intend to go to a dance party, though they are going to have to go through a gauntlet of cover-ups to make certain they are not caught.Add a goofy, insecure cop on their tale and you have a lite teen comedy.

 

Unfortunately, director Joe Nussbaumís directing makes it sillier and lighter than even Elisa Bellís screenplay would have had it be.This is rated PG in a time where PG means too silly for its own good and the producers are not certain how far they should go, but with PG-13 around, you know age 12 is the absolute limit.Ultimately, this feels like a cable film for The Disney Channel with maybe one racy sexual suggestion.This is very average.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is not great for a new film, though some of it is colorful, as would be the case for a candied girlís film.The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is not too strong and is loaded with unnecessarily bad remakes of good songs too good to note in a review of such a flat film, while the Deborah Lurie incidental music is very incidental. Extras include the director and four female leads on one of the weakest audio commentaries I have heard in a while, trailers for this and other MGM DVDs, a photo gallery, five featurettes, and a gag reel.With a different approach, this could have been funny, but substance is skipped for the juvenile.Too bad.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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