In theaters this weekend are a couple of movies that are decidedly for ages 18 and up, so the Fancast Weekend Double Feature is aimed squarely at the tween scene. The first film is a touching drama called The Dust Factory, which stars a young Hayden Panettiere (the Heroes regular who happens to star in this weekend’s I Love You Beth Cooper as a high school graduate), and the second feature is Sleepover, which stars beloved Spy Kid Alexa Vega having a blast with her best friends at a slumber party.
Check out the Fancast Weekend Double Feature after the jump!
The Dust Factory
Hayden Panettiere was around before Heroes, you know. Here, we get to see her as a young girl named Melanie Lewis, precocious and a little mysterious, who comes into the life of a sad 13-year-old boy named Ryan Flynn (Ryan Kelley), who hasn’t spoken since he saw his father die when he was nine. After suffering a near-fatal accident himself, he finds himself in a fantasy world called The Dust Factory, and once he meets Melanie there, the two of them find a love that helps them both face their fears and overcome the challenges of their lives.
After all that heavy drama, it’s time to kick back and have fun. Four best friends – Julie (Alexa Vega), Hannah (Mika Boorem), Yancy (Kalli Flynn Childress), and Farrah (Scout Taylor-Compton) – have a crazy slumber party that is more than just girl-talk and sleeping bags. They wind up having a crazy night featuring an elaborate scavenger hunts that pits them against the popular girls in school, and in the process they learn a lot about themselves during teenage rites of passage. Also featuring appearances by Steve Carell, Jane Lynch, Sam Huntington, Sean Faris and Summer Glau.