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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.

Director:

Michael Goldbach (as Mike Goldbach)

Writers:

Michael Goldbach (as Mike Goldbach), Jacob Tierney (story editor)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kat Dennings ... Caroline Wexler
Reece Thompson ... Thurston Goldberg
Andie MacDowell ... Enid Goldberg
Josh Lucas ... Barry Anderson
Rachel Blanchard ... Ms. Budge
Ted Whittall ... Mr. Wexler
Katie Boland ... Jenny
Luke Camilleri ... Rolly
Landon Liboiron ... Paul
Jesse Reid ... Charles
Calum Worthy ... Craig
Natasha Calis ... Lily Goldberg
Quinn Lord ... Thomas
Laura Jacobs ... Laura Lee Johnson
Sean Tyson ... Police Officer
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Storyline

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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Genres:

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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nação dos Sonhos See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the "Fun With Experiments" scene, the song that plays throughout the montage is "Carmensita" by Devendra Banhart. Kat Dennings (who portrays Caroline Wexler) was in the music video for that song. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Caroline Wexler: I think you're cute and I want to go out with you.
Thurston Goldberg: [Brief pause] Really?
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Connections

References The Sweet Hereafter (1997) See more »

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Expecting To Fly
Performed by Emily Haines
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dirty and innocent
1 June 2011 | by anniewest0See 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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