Daydream Nation

2010

Action / Drama / Romance

65
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 11527

Synopsis


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Cast

Kat Dennings as Caroline Wexler
Josh Lucas as Barry Anderson
Rachel Blanchard as Ms. Budge
Andie MacDowell as Enid Goldberg
720p.BLU
754.28 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
12hr 0 min
P/S 3 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fishza 4 / 10

Just doesn't hold up.

Daydream Nation is a film that I very much want to like, in fact, I'd even call it a guilty pleasure. Believe me, something about this film is charming. It has a nice atmosphere, style, tone, etc. Daydream Nation knows what it's trying to be. That alone is what keeps me from giving the movie anything higher than a three. Aside from the charm (and a few subtleties involving a man in a white suit) the film didn't really offer much. One of the main ideas the movie offers is identity, we hear a lot of Kat Dennings' character talking about how no one knows the real her, however, us as the audience never even know. The most we learn about her is that she moved from the city and her mom died. Who is she other than that? What does she do besides have sex with guys and then confuse them? The same goes for the teacher character, Mr. Anderson. We don't learn anything about him until it's time for him to be irrelevant. Moving on to the screenplay... well, it certainly isn't good enough for the film to be carried by as much narration as it is. There are a few missed opportunities to incorporate some playful or charming banter between characters so that we could get to know them, but instead this is usually replaced by sex or awkward small talk. In the end the film does have a certain charm to it that leaves me feeling drawn to it, but I can still definitely recognize that it's not "technically a great film".

Reviewed by Kitty Kat 10 / 10

The hard reality

I have seen this movie countless times. There's just something about it that makes me come back, again and again. I think it was the writing that appealed to me the most. It's such a clever, dreamy and beautiful, yet so dark, eye opening and sad story. The whole film sets my brain in motion. After I watch it I think about it for ages.

"Don't we all want to be somebody different sometimes?" - Caroline

Myanswer is yes. The reason I can relate so much. The reason this film actually makes sense to me, despite it's "strange weirdness" (that everyone who wrote a review here mentions). The reason this weird film does't seem weird to me at all.

I see it as a sad reality. The reality that nobody knows what the hell they're doing with their life when they grow up. The reality that bad and scary things happen to every single one of us. The reality that everyone makes mistakes, some, that will most likely hurt someone else. It's raw, but at the same time dreamy. Everything in this movie has a certain irony (from the way the story is told). Every single bad thing (that shows the way everything really is) that happens get's transparent and misty fog over it. I don't know how to describe it better.

If you haven't seen this movie, please go and watch it. It addresses so many issues of this day and time. It's one of the best films I have ever seen.

Reviewed by Daryn Boyd 8 / 10

Decent Drama

This movie is pretty weird, but I still gave it an 8 because I am easily entertained. Thurston is so adorably cute how he is so into Caroline. It is kind of annoying at times how Kat Dennings has to narrate the story. I like the cast of stars in the film. It's sad how it is probably a real depiction of most towns in that they are filled with kids having sex and doing drugs. I had seen it before and didn't even remember that there was someone else than the obvious who ends up being the serial killer. It reminded me of Fargo (tv show) how there was some guy who lost his mind and was plaguing the whole town by murdering off innocent people. It ends alright with Caroline and Thurston and their favorite spot standing making out and her saying how life is worth living even if it's not forever.

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