Daydream Nation Synopsis
A bored teenager (Kat Dennings) has affairs with her teacher and a stoner classmate.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Daydream Nation hopscotches forward and backward and in and out of the surreal; its abrupt tangents are announced by chapter headings. In...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Toggling between the tonalities of "Donnie Darko," "Ghost World" and the collected works of David Lynch, the blackly witty Daydream Nation...
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Charged with alternating currents of teen angst, sardonic wit, nervous dread and impudent sensuality, Daydream Nation suggests "Juno" as...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Writer-director Michael Goldbach fills the story with too many distractions, but Dennings, known for "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist,"...
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60

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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50

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
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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40

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Daydream is decently acted, overwritten, slickly shot, decked out with the requisite indie soundtrack, and propped up with angst-ridden...
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20

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Michael Goldbach's pretentious take on identity development is woefully lacking in either subversive humor or genuine pathos; the...
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Rated R | For Drug and alcohol use, sexual content, language and some violent images - all involving teens.