Remember the Daze

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Remember the Daze
Rememberthedaze poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jess Manafort
Produced by Jess Manafort
Mathew Rhodes
Judd Payne
Written by Jess Manafort
Starring Amber Heard
Katrina Begin
Melonie Diaz
Leighton Meester
Alexa Vega
Marnette Patterson
Brie Larson
Music by Dustin O'Halloran
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Edited by Larry Bock
Meg Reticker
Distributed by First Look International
Freestyle Releasing[1]
Release date

Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Remember the Daze, originally titled The Beautiful Ordinary, is a 2007 drama film released in theaters in April 2008.[2] The film was directed by Jess Manafort. The plot of the movie has been described as "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."[3]

The film was selected as one of the eight films competing in the Narrative Competition at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival which took place June 21-July 1.[4] This was the world premiere of the film.

In February 2008, the movie's title was changed from The Beautiful Ordinary. It was released in two theaters in LA, one in New York and one in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2008 and was released on DVD on June 3, 2008.[5] The movie was filmed primarily in Wilmington, North Carolina during May 2006.


The film takes place in a small suburban town in North Carolina in 1999. It's the last day of school and kids just want to have fun. That, at least, is the plan.


Critical reception[edit]

The film was generally blasted by critics, earning a "rotten" rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 0%.[6] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 36 out of 100, based on 6 reviews.[7] Peter Debruge of Variety said that the movie "demonstrates considerable promise on the part of its director and her up-and-coming cast" but had no "great secrets or revelations."[8]


  1. ^ "Remember the Daze". 11 April 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Remember the Daze". 1 June 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2018. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2007-05-17.  Los Angeles Film Festival 2007 Line-Up
  5. ^ "Coming Soon page". Retrieved 24 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Remember the Daze (2008): Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Remember the Daze (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  8. ^ Debruge, Peter (2007-07-05). "Remember the Daze". Variety. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 

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