Escaping from an abusive relationship, Daria's luck seems to change when she finds a stash of money in an abandoned shed. But a violent and dangerous man comes looking for this money and will stop at nothing to get it back.
From the hit series "Daria" comes her first movie, "Is It Fall Yet?", immediately following season 4 of the show. The movie follows Daria and the students of Lawndale High over their summer vacation. Kevin and Brittany become lifeguards, while Quinn and the Fashion Club all get a tutor, David, who Quinn (surprising even herself) has her eyes on. Mack drives an ice cream truck while Jodie is swamped with volunteer work. Daria and Jane have had a fight over Tom, Daria's boyfriend and Jane's ex, causing them to go separate ways for the summer. Jane goes off to an artists' colony where she meets a fellow artist Alison and big-headed instructor Daniel, self-proclaimed genius. Meanwhile Helen volunteers Daria's service at Mr. O'Neill's summer day camp, the It's OK To Cry Corral, with only hoping-to-be-enlightened Mr. DeMartino for company. There, Daria tries to reach out to troubled Link, a 12-year-old version of herself, all while battling self-doubt and slight resentment towards Tom and ...Written by
Adam Spradlin <WdstkSCAH8@aol.com>
In the final scene of the movie Quinn answers a question about the meaning of Manifest Destiny. This is the same question answered by her sister Daria in the first episode of the TV series Daria (1997). See more »
The cylindrical object on the table when Jane and Alison are in the restaurant appears in the long shot, disappears in the close shots, then reappears the next time we see the table. See more »
Oh, Jakey, do you realize what a momentous summer our girls have had? Quinn learned she's smarter than she thought, and Daria has her first boyfriend.
It's summer already?
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As the credits roll, a photo montage is shown of the "cast" screwing up and goofing around on various takes, including a boom mike hitting Jane, Daria sneaking up and grabbing Daniel's rear, Daria and Tom holding up Daria's front door, Daria pushing Trent's van, and all the artists from the colony sitting around naked. See more »
The movie's commercial-free premiere on MTV included a few minutes of footage that was not shown during subsequent airings (though included in the video/DVD release), including more of Daria and David's initial meeting, an extended opening scene (further illustrating tension between Daria and Jane), and extended camp sequences. See more »
"Daria," as I've said before, stood out like a rose in a cesspool among MTV's lineup. This TV movie from the fourth season takes a standard gambit in teen movies - the summer vacation - and turns it into a hilarious and sensitive tale that (unlike "Is It College Yet?," the feature-length series finale) has no padding whatsoever, and all the better for it.
"Is It Fall Yet?" has everyone's favourite introvert shanghaied into serving as a counsellor at Mr. O'Neill's It's OK To Cry Corral ("What about my feelings? What about my rights?... What about my bribe?"), while her sister Quinn spends the summer under tutorship to the horror of her Fashion Club friends; meanwhile, Kevin and Brittany are lifeguards (!), Mack is working off a debt to his father while Jody is doing pretty much everything under the sun, and Jane's going to an art colony where, among other things that bother her, she gets hit on by another woman. Not that Daria's own love life is too peaceful, with her relationship with Tom going through a rough patch...
"Daria: The Movie" (as it's also called) is the show at its best; not only is it as effective in showing us what it's like for the unpopular, non-mainstream kids as ever, but this time it actually gives Quinn some development - she and Daria are closer here than they've ever been. I've always liked Daria, but for the first time I actually found myself feeling for Quinn as well; just one of many pleasures from this TV movie. Ironic, well observed and with a merciful lack of the self-adoration that so often blights MTV, this is a treat for series fans... and even some others may find themselves agreeing with how Miss Morgendorffer concluded one episode - "You gotta admit, there are some pretty choice moments."
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