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Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Comedy  -  27 August 2000 (USA)
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This animated made-for-TV movie, based on MTV's hit "Daria," explores the summer vacation of Daria and her classmates at Lawndale High.

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Rachel Anton ...
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Corey Block ...
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Cindy E. Brolsma ...
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Joseph Buoye ...
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Stacy Rowe (voice)
Bart Fasbender ...
Andrew Landon (voice)
Amanda Fox ...
Katherine 'Kay' Sloane (voice)
Maggie Fredric ...
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Amy Goldman ...
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Alvaro J. Gonzalez ...
Trent Lane (voice)
Tracy Grandstaff ...
Russell Hankin ...
Tom Sloane (voice)
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Steven Huppert ...
Joey (voice)
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From the hit series "Daria" comes her first movie, "Is It Fall Yet?", immediately following season 4 of the show. The movie follows Daria and the students of Lawndale High over their summer vacation. Kevin and Brittany become lifeguards, while Quinn and the Fashion Club all get a tutor, David, who Quinn (surprising even herself) has her eyes on. Mack drives an ice cream truck while Jodie is swamped with volunteer work. Daria and Jane have had a fight over Tom, Daria's boyfriend and Jane's ex, causing them to go separate ways for the summer. Jane goes off to an artists' colony where she meets a fellow artist Alison and big-headed instructor Daniel, self-proclaimed genius. Meanwhile Helen volunteers Daria's service at Mr. O'Neill's summer day camp, the It's OK To Cry Corral, with only hoping-to-be-enlightened Mr. DeMartino for company. There, Daria tries to reach out to troubled Link, a 12-year-old version of herself, all while battling self-doubt and slight resentment towards Tom and ... Written by Adam Spradlin <WdstkSCAH8@aol.com>

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Trivia

In the final scene of the movie Quinn answers a question about the meaning of Manifest Destiny. This is the same question answered by her sister Daria in the first episode of the TV series Daria (1997). See more »

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The cylindrical object on the table when Jane and Alison are in the restaurant appears in the long shot, disappears in the close shots, then reappears the next time we see the table. See more »

Quotes

Jane Lane: Daria!
Daria Morgendorffer: How are things going?
Jane Lane: Fine! Fine! Fine! Couldn't be better!
Daria Morgendorffer: Sucks, huh?
Jane Lane: Only in a mind numbingly pretentious way.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, a photo montage is shown of the "cast" screwing up and goofing around on various takes, including a boom mike hitting Jane, Daria sneaking up and grabbing Daniel's rear, Daria and Tom holding up Daria's front door, Daria pushing Trent's van, and all the artists from the colony sitting around naked. See more »

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Turn Down the Sun
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Probably not for everyone, but this is a wonderful made for TV movie
1 January 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have a confession. Even though I am an adult and parent of a teen, I watched all the Daria TV shows and movies when they first aired. Apparently, this show aimed at teens is something I could still enjoy--even though I am an old fuddy-duddy! Recently I bought copies of the two Daria movies. I would have bought the entire show, but so far they have not been released! How MTV could do that or allow the shows to have been rebroadcast a few years ago on Noggin (chopped up in many cases as well as only showing about half the episodes) is beyond me.

If you have never seen the DARIA television show or if a cartoon about teens isn't something that would interest you, then you might not particularly love IS IT FALL YET?. However, being a high school teacher and having two teens of my own, this insightful and funny movie is terrific.

At the onset, I need to point out that the quality of the animation for all the DARIA shows and movies is very poor--something typical of almost all the MTV cartoons. However, despite this, the writing is so good and so dead-on that I highly recommend this to anyone--especially those with an irreverent sense of humor.

First let's give a general overview of the main character, then let's discuss the film. Daria is a high schooler who is both very bright and very cognizant that many of her contemporaries are idiots. She and her best friend, Jane, are the definite odd-balls on campus as they have no interest in fitting in and they are just biding their time until they can graduate! Additionally, they spend most of their time together making commentaries about the idiocy of the students and faculty of Lawndale High School--commentaries that are extremely accurate.

This movie is about the summer before their senior year and Daria and Jane's relationship is very strained due to Daria's poor decision to date Jane's ex-boyfriend. Not unexpectedly, most of the summer is spent apart--Jane at an art camp and Daria working as a counselor at a touchy-feely camp run by Mr. O'Neill. The film not only follows their summer, but also that of several other Lawndale High's students as well.

The movie is quite angst-filled as well as very insightful and funny. Teens and parents alike should be able to see a bit of themselves and their classmates in the characters--though of course in an over-the-top manner. For example, while empty-headed jocks are something we all can relate to, finding one as dumb as Kevin is a tough assignment! The only reservations I have at all about the film are the quality of the animation (but I looked past this very quickly and it didn't in any way inhibit my ability to enjoy the movie) and a brief scene involving bisexuality. For teens, this isn't particularly a problem. As a school teacher, I know that teens talk about this a lot--probably too much. But for younger audiences, parents should be aware of this.


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