High school – no matter who you were – sucked.  All those crazy emotions and stupid classes and really stupid people – gosh, it was terrible.  And we were all so wrapped up in everything.  I wouldn’t go back and live those years for anything at all.  But, if you are so inclined, here is another film about those years from hell.

Starting this June 3rd, now available on DVD from First Look Studios and Persistent Entertainment comes a melodramatic and overly emotional tale of life during high school.  Remember The Daze is ready to bring home and relive those horrid days of high school if ever that sick desire strikes you.

This movie overflows with stars.  Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl, Alexa Vega from Spy Kids, Amber Heard from Pineapple Express, Melonie Diaz from Be Kind, Rewind, Lyndsy Fonseca from Desperate Housewives, the younger brother from Just Friends, the black friend from What I Like About You.  Actually, it’s not so much stars as a great opportunity to play “What do I know them from” with your roommates.  It’s the last day of high school and there are junior moving up to being seniors, seniors who just graduated, eight graders moving up to high school, and a whole bunch of kids stuck in the middle.  So there’s drinking and weed and mushrooms and meaningless sex and calculated cheating and drop outs and lesbian affairs.  In short, it’s a far more hyped up version of high school than nearly all of us went through.

As far as special features go on this disc, just like meaningful anything in high school, the pickings are dreadfully thin.  There is surround sound, English and Spanish subtitles, and some previews for other movies coming out soon.

Amber Heard, who I think of as the main character in the film, is so shockingly good looking that it genuinely hurts to see.  Other than that, this film is pointless, horridly meandering and a waste of time.  The problem with high school movies is that they are always so painfully melodramatic.  And why are they that way?  Because we were all insufferably melodramatic in high school.  It was terrible.

This Daze is overstated and clears quickly.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

Nathaniel Jonet

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