Daydream Nation

January 3rd, 2010


Daydream Nation

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Tells the story of a city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.2/10 (2,445 voted)

Critic's Score: 57/100

Director: Michael Goldbach

Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell

Big city girl Caroline is new to a small town, she disregards her high school classmates, and then just for kicks starts a sexual relationship with her teacher, Mr. A. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer roaming the town, an industrial fire burning on the outskirts, and Thurston is mourning the loss of his best friend. As Thurston falls in love with Caroline, realities quickly catch up to all characters, and they are all going to have mature or face the consequences.

Kat Dennings - Caroline Wexler
Reece Thompson - Thurston Goldberg
Andie MacDowell - Enid Goldberg
Josh Lucas - Barry Anderson
Rachel Blanchard - Ms. Budge
Ted Whittall - Mr. Wexler
Katie Boland - Jenny
Luke Camilleri - Rolly
Landon Liboiron - Paul
Jesse Reid - Charles
Calum Worthy - Craig
Natasha Calis - Lily Goldberg
Quinn Lord - Thomas
Laura Jacobs - Laura Lee
Sean Tyson - Police Officer

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Fort Langley, Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Runtime: Canada:

User Review

Wonderful film

Rating: 10/10

This movie is wonderful. I just saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it's great. Written and directed by a young, first time, Canadian director (although you would never guess that) and shot out in a small town in BC. The film is about a teenage girl, Caroline (the beautiful Kat Dennings), who moves to a painfully small town which she hates. There, she observes her fellow high school students get wasted on drugs out of boredom, and people obsess over a serial killer who has yet to be caught. She becomes involved in 2 very different relationships with men, out of boredom, and the rest of the film explores the insecurities that everyone, young and old, experiences in life. It is beautifully shot, with dreamlike cinematography, and has a great balance of both sadness and humour which reflects everyday life.


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