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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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Ms. Budge
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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 to 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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A Nação dos Sonhos  »

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The song Laura Lee dances to in the flash back is "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth. The movie's title comes from Sonic Youth's 1988 album, though "Kool Thing" appeared on their 1990 album "Goo." A major character is named Thurston, which, continuing the theme, is likely taken from Thurston Moore, the band's leader. See more »

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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 »

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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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References The Sweet Hereafter (1997) See more »

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Expecting To Fly
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weird and cool
1 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a screener that my boss received (I work at a production company here in Los Angeles). It was the biggest surprise I've had so far this year: the movie was funny, sexy, romantic, and much much more weird than I would have guessed. The movie is all about Kat Dennings' character and what it's like to be a teen in a new town, at a new school, when it feels like the whole world is about to end at any moment. To this end, there's a huge fire burning just outside the town, and kids keep going missing. As if to distract herself from the hysteria Kat Dennings begins an affair with her teacher (Josh Lucas, looking great btw) and things go a little crazy and awkward and funny from there. Overall I really liked this movie and I thought it was refreshing -- dark, but not too dark; funny, but not the usual teen fart-joke humor.


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