Welcome to A-Z Movie Reviews. Every Sunday, for the next several months, I will be posting a review of a film in my home movie collection. How it works is, I will be reviewing movies in alphabetical order until I get to the letter Z (Yes, I do have a film that ends in Z). Now I realize there are many ways to alphabetize a film collection but this is mine so don’t judge me. This is simply for fun.
Daria has always been one of my favorite animated shows so I’m excited to talk about this week’s movie Daria Is It Fall Yet. Daria began when I was 13 years old and I never missed an episode. For those not familiar with Daria, it was a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-head that aired on MTV. I hated Beavis and Butt-head, but I loved Daria on the show, so I was happy when she got her own series.
Daria was such a popular show because it was unlike any cartoon anyone had seen. It was a show about teenagers from all walks of life and what made Daria so relatable for me was that she went through school not giving a shit about what anyone thought of her. She and her best friend Jane were the kind of girls I would have wanted to hang out with because they were not the super popular teens, but they were cool in their own right.
Now that I have given you a little mini background on the Daria series, let’s talk about the movie.
What it’s about:
This animated made-for-TV movie, based on MTV’s hit “Daria,” explores the summer vacation of Daria and her classmates at Lawndale High.
One of the greatest things about the Daria movie was that it picked up where the series left off. Usually, when a cartoon film comes out, it tends to be a totally new story but, that was not the case with Is it Fall yet? The film focuses on the kids and how they are spending their summer vacation, but my favorite thing was that it takes place in the aftermath of Daria hooking up with her best friend Jane’s boyfriend Tom. Daria and Tom are dating, and she and Jane are somewhat on the outs with their friendship. We get to see Daria and Tom try to navigate their relationship because they come from two different worlds.
Jane is off at art camp and she thought she would feel at home there surrounded by like-minded people, but it turns out they’re all just posers. She does meet one person that she gets along with named Alison. They strike up a friendship and things get a bit interesting.
Jodie, my other favorite character spends her summer bogged down with jobs that will look good on her college resume. Being one of the main black teens at Lawndale High, she feels pressured to always do more. She doesn’t spend the summer having fun like her friends do and is so busy she doesn’t even have time for her boyfriend Mack.
Daria is it fall yet is the perfect movie to watch whether you’re a Daria fan or not. It’s got so many fun jokes, but it has its serious moments as well. If you love animated films, you should give this one a go.
- It always makes me smile when Daria blushes after Tom kisses her. She rarely blushes.
- Still trying to figure out how the hell Kevin and Brittany became lifeguards.
- Sick Sad World is the perfect name for a news show to be honest.
- Tom and Daria piss me off because of all the ways they sabotage their own relationship.
- Wonder how many people remember that Carson Daly was the voice of Quinn’s tutor.
- Sandi will always be an asshole to me. Mocking your friend because she wants to be educated? Not cool.