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Remember the Daze (2007)

The Beautiful Ordinary (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | June 2007 (USA)
A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24 hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school.

Director:

Jess Bond (as Jess Manafort)

Writer:

Jess Bond (as Jess Manafort)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katrina Begin ... Sylvia
Charles Chen ... Thomas
Melonie Diaz ... Brianne
Sunny Doench ... Mrs. Turner
Caroline Dollar Caroline Dollar ... Kiki
Shahine Ezell ... Eddie
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Dawn
Alexis Gay Alexis Gay ... Girl at Kegger 1
Robert X. Golphin ... Boy #2 (as Robert Golphin)
Amber Heard ... Julia Ford
Aaron Himelstein ... Riley
Max Hoffman ... Zack
Thomas Holmes III Thomas Holmes III ... Ponte
Wesley Jonathan ... Biz
Belinda Keller ... Mrs. Cherry
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A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24 hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol use, strong language and some sexual content - all involving teens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Remember the Daze See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in June 1999. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia: This home that you think is home is really just the first one... it's like, we have this family, and we go off and we do stuff and eventually we start ourselves a new family, and then, our family will go off and start more families. And really it's just this whole chain reaction of like, creation, and then we try to classify it in stages so that we can find comfort in where we're at in that one particular moment in time but really theres no such thing as time and really we're all just walking ...
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Connections

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Morning Life
Written by Grant Nicholas
Performed by Feeder
Courtesy of Echo Label
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"Wanna get wasted?"
15 April 2008 | by SlickflixSee all my reviews

How's this for a plot line? "A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia that takes place over 24-hours on the last day of school". Sounds like "Dazed and Confused", right? "Remember the Daze" feels like a film made by people who did nothing in High school but watch "Dazed and Confused". I'm sure that not all the similarities between the movies were intentional. Let's be honest though, this film is like a poor man's "Dazed and Confused", crossed with "American Pie". I'll start off with a little background information.

I myself am just a smidge younger than the Dim Wits portrayed in the film. Class of 2004 (Ugh). I can tell you, without ANY hesitation, this is about as accurate a portrayal of High school life in 99' than "Saved by the Bell" is. This generation was not nearly as hip-to-drugs as the filmmaker wants to believe. EVERY high schooler in this flick is carrying at all times. Please. Not that my generation is any better. You couldn't do a "Dazed and Confused" in the 2000s. Every kid is too busy on Myspace and whatnot to even get out of their chairs. Most high school seniors today couldn't roll a joint if their life depended on it.

So, right off the bat, "Remember the Daze" is plagued with a sense of unauthentic narrative. Making things worse are the fact that every character is a stereotype (multiplied by about 100). Not one realistic teen in the bunch. Not that it matters, the only dialogue any of them get is along the lines of "Let's get wasted", or "Who's got some pot". I kid you not; those lines are spoken once every 30 seconds. The cast of young actors are all apt, with a couple doing some above average work. Unfortunately, the fact that they all play whiney degenerates doesn't help. Marnette Patterson, the young woman that plays Stacy, gives by far the most layered and lively performance.

This film is far from terrible though. Apart from being fake and overly derivative of a certain other teen/drug film, it does have some finer points. The whole thing moves along pretty well, with some interesting scenarios and occasional humor. The cinematographer also seems to know what he's doing, and the film looks a lot more polished than one would expect. While the film definitely features a bit of phony sentimentality and lame profoundness, it never really demands much from the viewer and provides a consistently pleasant atmosphere.

Before I forget, two last thoughts. Was it just me or was the inclusion of the "Photographer kid" beyond pretentious. Ouch. They could have easily cut him out and saved a lot of embarrassment. Although I suppose that lost shot of the photos was suitable. And the title, "Remember the Daze". That's just corny and in no way fits with the tone of the film. They should have just called it "Remember Dazed and Confused", because anyone who watches this will find themselves gawking over the similarities. If you're a fan of the former though, this should be worth a free rental if you've got a coupon lying around. Or better yet, pick up "Can't Hardly Wait", which is leagues more realistic and enjoyable than this.


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