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Daydream Nation (2010)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 May 2011 (USA)
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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.

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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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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 »

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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 »

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Jenny: [Seeing Caroline in the restroom] Ugh, slut.
Caroline Wexler: What did you call me?
Jenny: I think I just called you a slut, slut.
Caroline Wexler: Why?
Jenny: Because everyone knows that you've banged, like, forty different guys since you came here.
Caroline Wexler: Really? Forty?
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Caroline Wexler: Okay, let's just say that I have banged forty guys. What's the problem? You're just jealous because you've been, ah, brainwashed by puritanical assholes who think sex is a sin. But then again, your, ah, little gerbil-sized brain has been reprogrammed by the...
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weirder and better than I thought it would be
31 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends and I saw this in Palm Springs Film fest. Best teen movie I've seen in a long time. Hard to describe, but not at all like a regular comedy or teen film -- more surreal and druggy, but romantic too. Definitely best thing Kat Dennings has done (sometimes I like her and sometimes she sucks). Basically Kat's character moves to a small town and gets involved with her teacher and another student, but its not cheesy about it. Meanwhile kids keep disappearing. It had an awesome ending and was surprising. Super-stylish too with music that I actually like. I thought it might get super-dark but it actually was positive (not a spoiler). I know its a small movie but its hard to find information about it, and I've been telling friends its so good. Will it play in San Francisco?


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