Remember the Daze (The Beautiful Ordinary)
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Remember the Daze (The Beautiful Ordinary)
The feature debut from writer/director Jess Manafort, this bittersweet teen comedy centers on a group of kids on the last day of school in 1999. With an ensemble cast featuring Lyndsy Fonseca, Amber Heard, and Alexa Vega, the film follows several students as they relish the advent of summer vacation and struggle with drugs, sex, and the unpredictability of the future before them. The Beautiful Ordinary screened at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
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"This movie isn't even sophomoric; it's freshmanic."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Remember the Daze has the irony-free, instant-nostalgia earnestness of your high school yearbook, but watching it is not likely to conjure your own youthful emotions -- it's more like flipping through the generic memories of a complete stranger."
‑ James C. Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"[Director Jess] Manafort aims for Dazed and Confused, but falls well short of Can't Hardly Wait."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"This dreck can't even hold a candle to Can't Hardly Wait and prompts the question: Where's this generation's Lloyd Dobler?"
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"Ultimately, the ensemble of more than 20 featured characters seems as vapid as the intentionally caricatured adults who pop up on occasion. Where are this decade's John Hugheses? Or even the Cameron Crowes?"
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Mostly, though, Remember the Daze is a set of largely plotless scenes showing teens trying to score either sex or drugs, with no particularly profound point to any of it."
‑ Chad Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
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