Daydream Nation trailer
The trailer for Daydream Nation has arrived, starring Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell and Josh Lucas in a film directed by Michael Goldbach that echoes slight shades of a number of films that we've seen before, and while some are happy to compare it to Juno, watching the trailer the link seems tenuous indeed and smacks of a reviewer looking for a poster quote.
Daydream Nation looks like it could stand alone really well, and far from being humorous, the story is much darker, bolder and feels more realistic than Juno, well, there are plenty of differences to see in the trailer, perhaps the connection is the main character is a woman and she's still at school.
Anyway, enough about what Daydream Nation isn't, let's look at what the film is. The blurb tells us all that:
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 who excites her interest - her handsome young teacher, Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas). A bizarre love triangle 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.
There are some strong glimpses in the trailer, some flashes of a strong story, the relationship with the teacher looks like it could start off fun and exciting but then turn it darker and much more worrying, especially for the teacher.
Daydream Nation looking interesting, has a good cast and has a fair amount of promise, although I'd like to see more quotes about the film that are about the film and not comparisons to others.
Anyway, here's the trailer from Apple Trailers, it's well worth a visit.