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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Not for younger kids, despite its PG rating.

Movie PG 2004 90 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+


I don't know what Moisa is talking about! This movie is really bad. I'm 69 years old and I've never seen a movie so terrible. This movie takes the first spot on my "Most Hated Movies List." DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME GRANDMA, IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Really Good

I watched this movie when I was young and just watched it tonight, still pretty good and I see why it was one of my favorites. This movie didn't influence me growing up, it's just really entertaining for many ages.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (48 ):

Sleepover is supposed to be a touching, lighthearted PG comedy, but these 14-year-old girls violate every rule they agreed to. While the movie pits the nice girls against the mean girls, by the end of the movie it's frankly hard to tell them apart. They lie, cheat, vandalize, steal, sneak out of the house and into a bar, order a drink with a man they met on the Internet, and sneak into a high school dance by telling the girl taking tickets she has to let them in so they don't turn into a lonely loser like her.

Vega and the other girls are appealing performers, especially Mika Boorem as Julie's best friend and Sara Paxton as snooty Mean Girl Stacie. The "why can't you understand I'm growing up" and "how can I survive if my best friend moves away?" themes will ring familiar with the intended audience, but the movie's irresponsible portrayal of extremely risky and destructive behavior and its distorted notion of girl power make it very iffy for tweens and eevn young teens.

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