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Release Date: May 6th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 17th, 2011

R|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Forced to move to a boring backwater town, a teenager (Kat Dennings) embarks on affairs with a teacher (Josh Lucas) and a stoner classmate (Reece Thompson).

Cast: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas, Rachel Blanchard, Ted Whittall, Luke Camilleri, Natasha Calis

Director: Michael Goldbach

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Screen Siren Pictures

Distributors: Anchor Bay

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Writer-director Michael Goldbach fills the story with too many distractions, but Dennings, known for "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," is feline and fun. show more

  • Michael Goldbach's pretentious take on identity development is woefully lacking in either subversive humor or genuine pathos; the overwrought end-of-the-world backdrop of a rampaging serial killer and a toxic industrial fire only poisons the concoction further. show more

  • Toggling between the tonalities of "Donnie Darko," "Ghost World" and the collected works of David Lynch, the blackly witty Daydream Nation takes its title from a Sonic Youth album. show more

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