Netflix has released a brand new trailer for the family action-comedy The Sleepover. The film, from director Trish Sie (Pitch Perfect 3), sees a former high-end thief turned stay at home mom in the witness protection program, pulled back in to do one more job with an ex-lover Joe Manganiello. Now it will be up to the kids to save their parents “over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.”
Naturally, a film like this will have its characters getting into situations that are beyond their control. And as you can imagine, when it has such a comedic cast, there will be hilarious shenanigans. However, I can’t believe that I am the target demographic for The Sleepover. But I do see this as the perfect film for the much younger kids of a family household. And since most of us aren’t going to a theater anytime soon, The Sleepover might be just the thing to satisfy the movie itch that most of us have had since the pandemic started.
Of course, if the adults can get past the cheesy kid-friendly humor that comes with the slapstick action sequences, and the kids don’t ask too many questions, then The Sleepover will have some entertainment value.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Sleepover:
Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) 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).
The Sleepover also stars Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins, Ken Marino, Cree Cicchino, Lucas Jaye, Karla Souza, Enuka Okuma, and Erik Griffin.
The Sleepover debuts on Netflix on August 21, 2020.