Only seventeen years old, Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) is facing a teenager’s nightmare: her widowed father has moved from the city to a tiny, nowhere town where the major tourist attraction is an industrial fire that seems destined to burn forever.
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Funny moments punctuate an overall sweet story that seems to be a little confused about its own execution. The shadow-laden warm look to most scenes wasn't as distracting as it could have been, which is good, but the hand-drawn title card type transitions were a little out of place - or maybe just under-used. In the end, it was cute and enjoyable and tied up nicely with a bow.
A doppelganger movie: Kat Dennings is as ethereal, sardonic and bitchy as Olivia Thirlby, Josh Lucas is Bradley Cooper, and Reece Thompson (Rocket Science) is Jake Gyllenhaal 2.0. Daydream Nation evokes the best parts of Heathers and Donnie Darko. Magic and mesmerizing, Goldbach's debut is one of the best cinematic experiences of the year.
I couldn't even finish this movie it was so bad. This movie thinks that it's really cool and clever and hip, but really it's the exact opposite of that. It's nothing more than a bad rip-off of Donnie Darko. (And I love Donnie Darko.)
The unrelenting atmosphere, the incredibly well written characters, and the smart dialogue make this movie something you'll want to experience. It is beautifully shot, with dreamlike cinematography, and has a great balance of both sadness and humour which reflects everyday life... This is the year that everything happens.
Contradictory film. Some good actions, very good photography, ambients: sort of a indie film. Shame for some stupid USA teenage cliches of party and highschool like a typical highschool comedy. She rocks, better to see Charlie Bartlett all the way.
Um enredo interessante, efeitos especiais e "sub-plots" que prometiam um bom filme, se não fosse pela terrível representação dos actores principais. Para fãs de Sonic Youth - sim, o título é uma referência ao álbum, e sim, aparecem algumas músicas na banda sonora.