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Daydream Nation (2010)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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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
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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nação dos Sonhos  »

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


Caroline's car is a first-generation VW Rabbit, from the late 1970s or early 1980s, which would not have airbags. But when she gets in an accident, an inflated airbag is shown. See more »


Caroline Wexler: What did you say to him?
Barry Anderson: Caroline... you and I are meant to be together.
Caroline Wexler: Oh my God, you are fucking crazy!
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References The Sweet Hereafter (1997) See more »


Kool Thing
Performed by Sonic Youth
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dirty and innocent
1 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whoa movie, you are sort of a hot mess! But I loved you for your style and your funny dialogue and the way you made me feel dirty and innocent at the same time. The acting was mainly very strong. But Kat, you should try to emote just a little more. However. I respect that you let yourself be such a bitch, and then opened up and made me feel for you. For awhile there you worried me, but you redeemed yourself nicely. Josh Lucas, anytime, anywhere, I'm yours. Blonde hair or not. Reece Thompson, I don't know who you are, but you have promise. In fact, I'd say you were the highlight here (not counting Josh Lucas's abs). In summary, I'm giving this movie a solid 8/10. Next time clean up your act a little and I'll give you an A plus.

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