“The Myth Of The American Sleepover” is the sort of moody piece that has a way of introducing glowing newcomers and one such ingénue is AMANDA BAUER. Placing the weight of the movie on such young shoulders is a brave move but AMANDA together with co-star Claire Sloma excel in their turns as teens with blossoming desires. AMANDA provides the cherished moments in “The Myth Of The American Sleepover” as Claudia, the newbie in town who has a penchant for kissing and not telling! She adeptly captures both the awkwardness and rash deviousness of her character Claudia who lives it up before the daily grind of high school is rekindled. It’s a relief to know that Young Hollywood is not all just about Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift even if we are forced fed the mass hysteria. Rising starlet Brit Marling for instance doesn’t subscribe to the ‘IT’ Girl tag and AMANDA herself believes in being passionate for her craft, putting fame firmly at the back of her mind. She may be in her 20s yet the outlook she has on her blossoming career speaks volumes of AMANDA’s grounded principles. Her diversity as an actress is equally impressive having taken on roles as a suicidal teenager, a nerd and even a Devil Worshipper! Now Amanda’s star is rising fast with her appearing in the hit series “Mad Men”.
She’s seen as being relatable to audiences, especially since a New York Times reviewer cited her standout performance in “The Myth Of The American Sleepover”. Her luminously fair features are as enthralling as her engaging presence on film and you already know I’m in AMANDA’s corner with her being such a cute blonde. With another indie feature and the teen comedy “Messina High” based on William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in the pipeline, AMANDA is destined to make her mark and leave us yearning for more.