Daydream Nation 2011 R CC

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(26) IMDb 6.5/10
Available in HD

Seventeen-year-old Caroline (Kat Dennings) finds herself entangled in a love triangle between her classmate and her high school teacher (Josh Lucas).

Starring:
Kat Dennings, Josh Lucas
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Daydream Nation

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Michael Goldbach
Starring Kat Dennings, Josh Lucas
Supporting actors Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas, Rachel Blanchard, Ted Whittall, Katie Boland, Luke Camilleri, Landon Liboiron, Jesse Reid, Calum Worthy, Natasha Calis, Quinn Lord, Laura Jacobs, Sean Tyson, Patricia Isaac, Genevieve Buechner, Adam Slamang, David Pearson, Bruce Harwood
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I thought this film was well done!
beddieC7
In turn, he reconciles the main character's perceived infidelity in just a sentence or two.
Sarita
Her personality in the movie is like Juno.
Strider Hiryu

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By beddieC7 on May 22, 2011
Format: DVD
I thought this film was well done! I can see why it's compared to Juno and Donnie Darko but it is definitely unique all on its own. I saw it this morning and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Reece Thompson, Kat Dennings, and Josh Lucas were all great! It's a shame it's not very popular. Then again, I'm a big fan of independent films with unique story lines as opposed to feature films that seem so repetitive.

By the way, the soundtrack is AMAZING! Cannot wait to buy it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sarahd on August 28, 2012
Format: DVD
This was a dreamy little movie that I'd heard was becoming a cult classic. And since I love those kinds of movies I had to check it out. I would start by emphasizing that it is not a normal teen film in any way and if you're looking for a chick flick you're going to be disappointed. But for me this movie came out of nowhere -- well, Canada, I guess -- and shocked me by dealing with feelings and emotions through very surreal and sometimes brilliant film-making. The plot is messy, very messy, but that feels like part of the point: things are left dangling, weird events keep piling up, and all the while the movie is kept alive by superb acting by Kat Dennings and the wickedly clever double-edged dialogue. In some ways the story-telling is more like a book than a movie. I read one review that compared it to a Murakami novel and I thought that was a pretty apt comparison. Not for everyone, but definitely for me.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristal on May 23, 2011
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I absolutely loved this film. Some of the content may have been a little scattered alongside the in-depth character glimpses and quirky one-liners. Definitely a contender for the next best favorite indie movie among hipster kids though.
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By Greg on June 12, 2014
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Never really knew Kat Dennings until 2 Broke Girls but am now a fan. Watced movie just because of her and liked it. Even without her it would still have been a good movie
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By Jordan Weiss on June 10, 2014
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it's just simply awesome i will be enjoying it for a very very long time thank you again very much
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By Big D on January 19, 2014
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I thought this was an excellent film -- great story and great starring role by Kat. However, I'm a huge Kat Dennings fan and a fan of this genre -- so I loved this movie but I can see others nay not love it as much as I! Would definitely recommend this movie!
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Format: DVD
This indy film takes a look at a small town, its inhabitants and how they/we float through life not facing the reality of things.

Here's the scoop. Caroline (Kat Dennings) is from the big city. She's bright, savvy and is having a difficult time adjusting to this town where an industrial fire raging just off its borders, the kids imbibe copious amounts of and there is a serial killer on the loose. So what does she do? She puts the moves on her English teacher and dates a nice, local schoolmate to cover her tracks. Said teacher dates the school's female Phys Ed teacher to cover his. Things don't go very well.

This has a lot of cool things happening. Lights, sparklers and fireworks are nearly ubiquitous. They appear, in one form or another, in many scenes. Then there's the ominous plume of smoke, off in the distance, issuing from the burning factory. It lends a sense of dread to the proceedings. I also like how certain scenes are repeated using different characters. I thought it was a nice touch. How about the characterrs. Thurston (Reece Thompson) is a good hearted, smart enough guy who gets too high too often. He likes Caroline. She IS witty and her sharp tongue might be the slap he needs to wake him up from the mind-numbing existence of small time life. How about Barry Anderson (Josh Lucas) the English teacher. What a knucklehead. He has to know, in the back of his mind, that sleeping with a student can only end badly. Then to think she's the love of his life?! Grow up!

Like all good indy flicks this is all writing and acting. The cast is more than decent and it's peppered with some really nifty tunes as well. It's directed and shot professionally. I didn't see the bones showing. So, if you're prone toward this sort of thing this is a good outing.
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Format: DVD
It's downright spooky how much this kid resembles those two characters. I was afraid by the middle that this story had run out of gas but it manages to tie everything together in a fairly satisfying conclusion. The high school girl who takes charge of her own sexual encounters has rarely been studied in this much detail. Minus one star for the embarrassing metaphor of the toxic smouldering industrial fire.
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