The Sleepover is an original comedy that has just been put online on Netflix. Is the movie worth watching?
Be careful, the following article contains spoilers about The Sleepover, the movie recently posted on Netflix. We make the introductions.
For those who are part of a nostalgic generation, a bit old school, who loved discovering the movie "Ninja Kids" at the turn of the 90s. Children learning martial arts in the face of an attempted kidnapping. Far from being the film of the decade or even the year, but an entertaining experience. The Sleepover presents itself under the same auspices. During a fun weekend sleepover with their best friends, two siblings discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Akerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.
But is the result just as entertaining?
The Sleepover, plunged into absurdity
Let's be honest, the result did not completely meet our expectations. If the film is funny and reveals particularly entertaining sequences at regular intervals, we easily fall into caricature clichés. The mother played by Malin Akerman is very cliché and Joe Manganiello, who plays her former fiancé/crime partner, is transparent as possible.
On the children's side, however, the level is a bit higher. The young Maxwell Simkins turns out to be the real spark of the film, even if the alchemy with the rest of the other children who have become one-night stand superheroes is not necessarily obvious. In the end, if the film had a certain potential, we come out of it somewhat frustrated. We would have liked to see more, to see the group in action, using a little more of mom's gadgets. But, all the same, the whole thing offers good sequences that make it a very good movie to spend the evening as long as you're not too demanding.
And if you're looking for something a little more serious, we invite you to check out Lovecraft Country(on HBO).