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 burnout losers in her new school she pursues the one person with who excites her interest – her handsome young teacher, Mr Anderson (JOSH LUCAS). A bizarre love triange ensues between Caroline, Mr Anderson, and a sweet, but troubled classmate (REECE THOMPSON). Featuring a hit indie soundtrack in this mash-up of the bizarre and the beautiful, DAYDREAM NATION is a coming-of-age story for the 21st century.
A lot of people don’t like this movie, and I’ll admit, it took me a few tries to actually understand it. Having it been my 6th time watching this film there was a lot I still didn’t quite get. However, it is a compelling flick and has a lot to keep you engaged. It’s one of those films that has a lot going on but everything intertwines and connects to the main character (Caroline) in the end.
It’s heartbreaking, scandalous, compelling, mysterious, and yet it also makes you feel all sorts of euphoria when it’s over.