Daydream Nation

Who: Kat Dennings, Josh Lucas

Rating: 7.5/10- would watch again

Sentence Sum Up:A story of a city girl gone small town who seduces her English teacher, but falls in love with a stoner classmate.

What I liked/What stood out: In the movie there is a scene where the main character gets called a slut. Her reply is as follows: “Okay, let’s just say that I have banged forty guys. What’s the problem? You’re just jealous because you’ve been, ah, brainwashed by puritanical assholes who think sex is a sin. But then again, your, ah, little gerbil-sized brain has been reprogrammed by the media to believe that sex is the be-all, end-all. So now you’re stuck, right? ‘Cause on the one hand you love to fuck, but afterwards you feel overwhelmed by guilt & you’re not sure why. Maybe it’s because sex is neither as good or as evil as you’ve built it up to be.” …”Jenny, seriously, listen to me! The highlight of your entire life is gonna be your yearbook photo. You are already nostalgic for shit that has not even happened yet ’cause you have so precious little to look forward to. You’re gonna spend the first half of your life planning your wedding & you’re gonna spend the second half regretting it. & if I were you – & thank god I’m not , ’cause you have terrible hair – I would stop & I would reconsider your whole value system, because everything you know is wrong.”

I’ve seen those caps all over tumblr, but those caps don’t say what goes on later in the movie. When Caroline repeats her “the highlight of your life will be your high school yearbook photo” Thurston calls her shit and mentions that those people will go on to have kids and live lives and aren’t so easily dismissed as lame because they are something she’s not.

Caroline thinks of herself as all these things but in reality it’s complicated and she doesn’t believe everything she says necessarily.

And I liked that.

My kind of move.