Remember The Daze
Cast:Alexa Vega, Amber Heard, Wesley Jonathan, Leighton Meester, Melonie Diaz, Chris Marquette
A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24-hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school in the last year of the past millennium.
I think this film will find mixed reviews from those that will be taking a look at it. Some might complain about the drug and sex in the film as well as the film having a pretty basic plot and from the outside anyway it doesn't look like there's much to enjoy. But if you look at this for what it is this is a very thought provoking film as well as one that will bring back memories of your own final day in school. The plot like stated before is rather basic but it's not really about the story as much as it is about the characters, characters that are all very different from each other, some you will hate others you will love. The ensemble cast was terrific as well, I do not think there could of been a better choice of up and coming actors and actresses then the ones that were chosen to be in this film. The director choose to have both realistic and not so realistic moments in the film and I felt they blended together very well. Over-all there's nothing ground-breaking here but if you looking for something different and easy to watch this certainly fits that bill. What separates this from other film's like it is you can tell that Director Jess Manafort is a woman as she really brings the female characters to light more so than any other film in the genre I have seen. Daze is a well made film that uses it's fantastic cast to it's advantage, that along with some great camera work and well paced direction makes this a very entertaining movie. Released by First Look Studios. *** 1/2 Out Of *****