An acerbic young woman finds affection in her school teacher and then a druggie, while a killer preys on the populace in the small town.
"Daydream Nation" which will take part at 2010 Toronto International Film Festival running September 9-19 has been previewed in a trailer. Narrated by Kat Dennings' character, the trailer offers glimpses of provocative scenes in which she is seen having intimate moments with his school teacher before flirting with a druggie.
"Daydream Nation" revolves around disaffected high school senior Caroline Wexler who moves from the city to a small town, only to find she has absolutely nothing in common with the stoner-hicks who populate her high school. Her boredom leads her into an affair with her handsome young teacher.
But with a serial killer on the loose and townsfolk disappearing around them, their relationship takes a turn for the worse and when Caroline breaks it off in favor of a boy her age, the rejection makes her teacher crazy, driving the film towards its surreal, heartbreaking, wildly romantic conclusion.
Josh Lucas is cast as Caroline's teacher Barry Anderson, joined by the likes of Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell and Natasha Calis. Directed and written by Michael Goldbach, "Daydream Nation" which has darkly comedic coming-of-age story is yet to be picked up for U.S. release.