Hey folks. Sometimes we use The Correctness to self-promote, occasionally to curry favor with the rich and famous. Today, I use The Correctness to encourage you to go and see a film called Daydream Nation.
Why, you ask? Well, movies are awesome, and you can eat bags of popcorn bigger than your head. Why THIS movie, you ask, getting impatient with me?
Oh, because it’s excellent, and also because it’s writer and director, Michael Goldbach, is a good friend of mine. I’ve spent many a dinner discussing matters of film, comedy, and well, more film with Michael (I’m so close to him, I call him …..”Mike”. Though, I’m thinking of coming up with a new nickname for him. Maybe “Goldie”, “Bachen”, “Meeg”, or “MG”. That last one seems pretty Hollywood.) I think he’s going to be a deal soon, and I’ll be calling him from behind the barricade at the red carpet. However, I can always remember when we’d get together for a big family meal, often there were not enough chairs, and he’d share his with me.
While MeegBacher incredibly turned down my offer to act as an imposing “yes man” for him on the set for Daydream Nation, he still somehow managed to get the job done. I’m still holding out hope that whatever his next endeavor is, M_Daddy_Gold will call upon the awesome positive force that is Admin_Rock to stop the naysayers in their tracks.
Enough of that. Anyways, Daydream Nation is the story of seventeen-year-old Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) who moves from the city to a small town in British Columbia where an industrial fire burns endlessly and everyone in her new high school seems to be permanently stoned. One of Caroline’s classmates, Thurston (Reece Thompson), quickly falls for her. Caroline, however, is attracted to her teacher Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas) and the two begin an affair. She eventually realizes that he is deeply dysfunctional and breaks off the relationship in favor of Thurston. Mr. Anderson does everything to sabotage the budding romance and Caroline’s life descends into chaos.
Not convinced yet? What if we throw in Kat Dennings, a woman sure to make nerd hearts skip a beat? (RobbieRobTown is already booking a flight to Vancouver on hearing this news.)
And here, for your viewing pleasure, is the trailer.
Daydream Nation opens this Friday (April 15) in Canada (well, in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) and May 6 in the USA. On behalf of myself and MiGo, see it, dammit!