Daydream NationJanuary 3, 2010
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
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.
Release Date: 3 Jan 2010
Filming Locations: Fort Langley, Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada
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.