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Daydream Nation (2010)

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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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Trivia

The song that plays while Caroline jumps on the bed is Sonic Youth's "Eric's Trip" from their Daydream Nation album. The 1988 album was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2005. 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 »

Soundtracks

Just Gimme Indie Rock
Performed by Sebadoh
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Wonderful film
12 September 2010 | by astridmrkichSee all my reviews

This movie is wonderful. I just saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it's great. Written and directed by a young, first time, Canadian director (although you would never guess that) and shot out in a small town in BC. The film is about a teenage girl, Caroline (the beautiful Kat Dennings), who moves to a painfully small town which she hates. There, she observes her fellow high school students get wasted on drugs out of boredom, and people obsess over a serial killer who has yet to be caught. She becomes involved in 2 very different relationships with men, out of boredom, and the rest of the film explores the insecurities that everyone, young and old, experiences in life. It is beautifully shot, with dreamlike cinematography, and has a great balance of both sadness and humour which reflects everyday life.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 2010 (Lithuania) See more »

Also Known As:

Daydream Nation See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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