Slumber Party '57
Time Out saysA film for those for whom the spoken bits of Shangri-La's tracks strike a special chord. Six high school girls decide to have a slumber party, and clad in baby-doll shorty pyjamas they swap stories about their romances ('Did you really go all the way?'). The characters of the girls are nicely contrasted, and signs of the times are inserted into the dialogue like neon billboards ('Hey, give me back my hula hoop!'). As an exercise in nostalgia it never attempts the solidity of American Graffiti, but its lack of pretension and soundtrack backing of key tracks from the period (Paul and Paula, Big Bopper, Jerry Lee Lewis) make it rather winning entertainment.