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  • Summary: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jul 19, 2011
    91
    By favoring mood over plot, "Myth" explores what it feels like to transition into youth adulthood and face harsher truths.
  2. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Jul 28, 2011
    90
    First-time writer-director David Robert Mitchell tells a coming-of-age tale with such freshness and such bemused insight it's as if it has never been told before.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Jul 21, 2011
    83
    It's a film where the feelings and experiences of young people are highly specific in detail, yet fundamentally universal and timeless.
  4. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Jul 18, 2011
    75
    Throughout this American Graffiti-like Circadian shuffle, we can sense these characters coming to grips with human realities that they dare not vocalize.
  5. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Jul 19, 2011
    70
    The constant presence of music - think "Dazed and Confused," with the Magnetic Fields swapped in for Foghat - nails both the teenage fantasy of living life to a personal soundtrack, and a high-schooler's heightened hunger to experience everything all at once.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Wallenstein
    Jul 18, 2011
    70
    Mitchell still manages to plant a flag on this well-trodden territory by steering more toward drama than comedy, though he scores points on both fronts. Where he exceeds those films are sensual visuals that recapture summertime adolescence in all its vivacity.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 19, 2011
    0
    The movie is so clueless and time-warped it could be comprised of outtakes from "Father Knows Best."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 16, 2012
    6
    What struck me about this movie is its push for timelessness. I don't remember the kids using cell phones or mentioning facebook (unless I missed it) so in a way it does have the nostalgic tone that most of these day-in-the-life-of-teens mosaic films generally have, even if I think this is supposed to be contemporary. We have seen these interlocking stories about teen awakening before, but what this filmmaker is interested in is stripping it down so much that its strive for authenticity somewhat fails when one storyline feels a bit lacking (the college-age kid being creepy with twins he may have shared a moment with in high school). Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2011
    5
    So on one night every person that is in high school is at some form of sleepover, including the twins who left for a college one. It's your basic mellow drama and offers up nothing new at all. It's interesting at point but is destroyed by horrible acting. I spent more time thinking of catchy ways to trash this film then I did interested in it's lame plot. Overall, its basically a super long and horrible episode of Degrassi mixed with a little 90210. Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2011
    5
    I can appreciate the mood and the murky perspectives from each of these kids, but the film as a whole seems undercooked to me. It's going for a more authentic feeling than "Dazed & Confused", "The Stoned Age" or "Can't Hardly Wait", and it's not as hard-edged as a "Suburbia", but it feels to me like it could have spent some more time in the concept stages. I like the older character who genially stalks the twins-who-got-away, but that storyline is not clever enough or thought through enough to make an impact. And the relationship between the runner who has transferred in to the new school and is unsure about which cluster of girls to befriend and her boyfriend is a little shallow for my liking. But hey, none of these are damnable offenses. It's just not a movie that I can enthusiastically recommend with a positive rating. Expand
  4. Aug 3, 2012
    0
    This movie is a disaster. It was so bad that you had to keep watching. I don't know what I hated more. The bad acting or weird scenes where you feel like you stabbing your eyes out with dull knives . And the charters in this movie looked like cereal killers. Expand