Growing up I loved a sleepover. My house was the party house where me and my girlfriends let loose, talked about our crushes, and were our truest weird selves. So, when watching The Slumber Party I was taken back to a time that brought back the best memories. Sleepovers get weird and this film captures that perfectly.

The film begins at the end after a birthday sleepover with a hypnotist goes wrong. Best friends Megan (Darby Camp) and Paige (Emmy Liu-Wang), and almost stepsister Veronica (Alex Cooper Cohen), wake up with zero memory of the night before. Oh, Megan is also missing an eyebrow and wearing her crushes sweatshirt. On top of that, their friend Anna (Valentina Herrera) is missing! What happened?! So now the girls have to piece their night together so they can find their friend and make it to Anna’s father’s wedding.


First, I need to say that I absolutely LOVED this movie. Writers Eydie Faye and Jen Malone managed to take the hit film The Hangover and turn it into a hilarious teen movie with The Slumber Party. While we don’t have a character carrying around a baby, we do have Veronica with a baby duck. So, it counts. Watching the girls conquer their fears, follow their dreams, and bond over the hilarious scenarios was a treat. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times throughout the film.

While Titus Burgess (Schmigadoon!) is only in the film for a few minutes as the hypnotist he manages to steal his moments. What’s even more impressive is watching the young cast go toe to toe with him and completely hold their own. The cast of young actresses is absolutely fantastic. They are effortlessly funny, the friendship chemistry is fantastic, and there’s not a “weakest link” in the bunch. It’s not easy to carry a film and these young women do an incredible job.

That said, newcomer Alex Cooper Cohen won my heart. She’s so awkward, and quirky while being absolutely hilarious. She embodies a Zach Galifianakis-type character incredibly well. She had me laughing so hard that I was on the verge of tears. Watching her attack the onion-eating contest is a delight, as well as her perfect delivery of odd one-liners. I cannot wait to see where she goes from here.

So, if you’re looking for a hilarious family-friendly movie for all ages make sure to check out The Slumber Party premiering on July 27th, on Disney Channel. The film will be released the next day on Disney+.