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Title: Sleepover

Year Of Release: 2004

Review Date: September 30, 2008

Rating: PG

Running time: 89 minutes

Box Office Gross: $10,000,000

Site Rating: 5 out of 10 stars

This film was about a group of girls that had a sleepover at their friendís house, hence the title. While the movie was funny and entertaining at times, there are a few problems. Despite its family genre appearance, this movie is not the best in terms of setting a good example for young girls.

Before I begin, this review is not against the cast, as they all displayed talent in their chosen field of acting. Their performances were on point. However, the content of this film is not.

There was a scene where under the misdirection of a popular girl in school, the lead character was tasked with pilfering a pair of underwear, belonging to a school athlete she has a crush on.

And that she did, by sneaking into, well, breaking into his house. Then she proceeded to pick up a pair of his underwear off the bathroom floor.

This is right after she hid in the shower, peeking from behind the curtain, watching him disrobe, unbeknownst to him, giving said underage teenage girl a birdís eye view of his, er, business.

This is what I donít get with Hollywood. If you are going to make a family film, especially one for teens and young women, why put suggestive material like that in it. It is highly inappropriate for the target audience. Is there any wonder teen pregnancies are on the rise.

The film also featured a scene of the underage lead actress sneaking out of the house to go to a night club and be photographed with an older manÖonce again, on a dare from a popular girl in school.

To round it all off, this film also had a car theft, by one of the underage girls bored with the sleepover. She drove her friends to the nightclub in her dadís electric car.

In real life, if a preteen or teenage girl tries any of the above-mentioned activities featured in the film, she could end up getting seriously hurt or arrested.

Once again, a film with potential sent in the wrong direction and at the expense of its impressionable viewing audience.

 


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