Daydream Nation
Daydream Nation (2011)

Seventeen-year-old Caroline Wexler (KAT DENNINGS) is facing a teenager's nightmare: her widowed father has moved them from the big city to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. When Caroline realizes she has nothing in common with the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 6, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Goldbach fills the story with too many distractions, but Dennings, known for "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," is feline and fun.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

A fitfully engaging effort that is most successful as a performance piece for actors Kat Dennings and Reece Thompson.

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Yasmin Shehab

Yes, this film does rely rather heavily on clichÚs but it's very well acted and the dialogue rarely gets boring.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

"Daydream Nation" rolls elements of "Juno," "American Beauty," "Donnie Darko" and "Twin Peaks" into a potent blunt.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

It's a film about teen angst that's too caught up in its characters' state of mind to see its way through to the other side.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

All three leads do a good job and the film is visually appealing. As a director, Goldbach shows promise.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Worth seeking out...

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Nick Schager
Time Out

Sonic Youth should sue.

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Rob Boylan
Orlando Weekly

The goodwill that the charming Dennings has built up in earlier films, such as 40-Year-Old Virgin and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, doesn't excuse this role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Everything you don't want to happen to youre daughter or if you a teacher in this film,, why do we always blame the teacher. 3 stars 12-2-12
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Since I know that Kat Dennings starred in this movie, I really looking forward to see it.. And after what I saw for almost 100 minutes, I must say I'm… More
Cynthia S.
I've noticed a trend with movies these days that deal with teenage girls with much older men, and that's to make the teenage girl seem mature beyond… More
Cast: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Josh Lucas, Andie MacDowell, Rachel Blanchard, Natasha Calis, Quinn Lord, Calum Worthy, Katie Boland Director: Michael… More
Nicki Marie
Hmmm... It was okay. Something about it didn't quite grab me, but it was an interesting film and I can't find any real flaw with it. Cast are all… More
Edward Boxler
In an attempt to channel Juno by way of Drugstore Cowboy, Daydream Nation is an interesting, strange, but stunningly accurate portrayal of high school life in a… More