Daydream Nation (2010)

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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enid Goldberg
Barry Anderson
Ms. Budge
Mr. Wexler
Jesse Reid ...
Lily Goldberg
Laura Lee
Police Officer


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. Written by napierslogs

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Rated R for drug and alcohol use, sexual content, language and some violent images - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Daydream Nation - Drei sind einer zuviel  »

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The song Laura Lee dances to in the flash back is "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth. See more »


When Caroline and Barry argue, she accidentally throws the cup of coffee on the floor and breaks it. After the few seconds there are two cups on the table again. See more »


Caroline Wexler: People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world's about to end soon anyway. Those people are looking at life the wrong way. I mean, things don't need to last forever to be perfect.
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Kat Dennings's stunning performance just blew me away as a city girl who ends up in a strange small town for a year when "everything happened". She's funny and wry, and the next thing you know she breaks your heart. There's a lovely balance in this movie of humor and lyricism and incredible tension, and Dennings is just one of a number of unforgettable characters. Josh Lucas sneaks up on you with another original performance -- he's charming and despicable and hilarious. But the real surprise is Reece Thompson, who I'd never seen before, as a high school kid muddling his way through grief and first love. The movie looks amazing and the writing sings.

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