Daydream Nation

January 3, 2010 0 By Fans
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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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.2/10 (2,445 voted)

Critic's Score: 57/100

Michael Goldbach

Stars: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell

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.


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


Luke Camilleri


Landon Liboiron


Jesse Reid


Calum Worthy


Natasha Calis

Lily Goldberg

Quinn Lord


Laura Jacobs

Laura Lee

Sean Tyson

Police Officer

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Fort Langley, Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada

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User Review

Wonderful film

Rating: 10/10

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.