Do you know how we plan to wrap up summer? With The Sleepover! Is The Sleepover Kid-Friendly? At my Netflix I told you already how mega family-friendly the movie is. So, since the cat is out of the bag, I am sharing my movie review and parental guide. Here is what parents and families alike can expect from Netflix’s new movie, The Sleepover. It premieres tomorrow, Friday August 21rst and we are ready for it!
Is The Sleepover Kid-Friendly?
Is The Sleepover Kid-Friendly? Yes, a big yes to that (for the third time 🙂 ) Despite the PG rating and me constantly telling you it is great for families, is there anything to look out for? You know that many times movie ratings can be tricky for parents who expect one thing and in the end for one reason or another end up having to cover eyes or ears at some point in the movie.
Netflix The Sleep Over Parental Guide
Here is our overview of what to expect while watching The Sleepover with your family
ACTION – VIOLENCE
There is plenty of action. Mom Margot/ Matilda certainly leads the way. But, the kids all have plenty of action to go through. Cars, boats, and underground scenes are part of the adventure. Not to mention, some reversal where the kids overpower a grownup 🙂 It is all exciting for the kids.
LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
I didn’t catch anything major. I do feel overall the movie is clean. There is some reference to bedwetting and a few minor curse words here and there. Some of the humor is about farts and body parts / gory bodily functions.
There are some moments that had the kids at the edge of their seats excited about all the action. Nothing to worry about, really. The only thing was some bullying action that results in a video being posted. You might want to address that after you watch the movie.
The appearance of technology comes via spy gadgets, but they are do not make much of an appearance. Definitely cool items are shown and used to deliver good laughs in one of the action scenes.
LENGTH OF THE MOVIE
Just the right length for kids 7 and older. Younger kids might need a movie pause for bathroom breaks if they are sipping too much juice. The movie is an hour and 40 minutes long.
The Sleepover Movie Review
There is no doubt that this movie is a fun, funny, and action-packed one for the ENTIRE family. Yes, parents and kids all ages will enjoy this one together. This time, parents will not have to sacrifice their fun for the sake of a family movie night. Malin Akerman is beyond fierce as a mom and as a mom that can kick some serious butt! I will admit that some parts can be a bit predictable. For example, Ken Marino’s role keeping an eye on his wife and not missing the action even though he is not cut out for it. Nevertheless, the ending is not entirely what you might have predicted, so there is that.
You will laugh out loud, a lot
Ken Marino delivers on the dad jokes and his character delivers all the “dadness” you can expect. The humor is devoid of cringe moments for parents and everyone will be laughing together at all the jokes. Moreover, it is the entire cast delivering funny lines and moments.
The kids in the movie
While leaving the house without supervision or permission shouldn’t be the norm, they did it for a good cause: to save their parents. I loved how they face their fears, cheer for each other, and are there for each other. The acting is incredible, and they bring a lot to the table. The humor, action scenes, and overall wit are some good pieces to look out for.
About The Sleepover
In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) 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. The Sleepover is directed by Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3).