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Kaboom

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Kaboom

Gregg Araki (2010)

82min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Mysterious Skin director Gregg Araki returns to the delicious absurdity of his 1990s "Teen Apocalypse" trilogy with this erotically charged slice of hipster film-making. Conceived as a treat for his hardcore fans, it's a flimsy but fun sci-fi comedy in which bisexual college student Smith (Thomas Dekker) and his equally hedonistic pals (including a fabulously free-spirited Juno Temple) are drawn into a convoluted end-of-days conspiracy after his ominous dreams start bleeding into reality. The surreal and self-aware events play like Twin Peaks meets 90210, as the ludicrously beautiful characters revel in their youth, while swapping ultra-snappy dialogue, having tons of sex and encountering such strangeness as a possessive witch, animal mask-wearing assailants and a demented cult leader. Araki's trademark comic book-vibrant visuals and a cool, indie soundtrack intensify the overall trippy experience, keeping everything cohesive even when the narrative goes entirely off the rails in the rushed final act.

Summary

A bisexual film student with an insatiable libido has recurring erotic dreams about two mysterious women. He is surprised to find that both of them exist in real life - one is the new lover of his lesbian best friend while the other is on the run from a gang of masked assassins. Comedy, starring Thomas Dekker and Haley Bennett.

Cast & Crew

Smith Thomas Dekker
Stella Haley Bennett
Thor Chris Zylka
Lorelei Roxane Mesquida
London Juno Temple
Rex Andy Fischer-Price
Hunter Jason Olive
The Messiah James Duval
Oliver Brennan Mejia
Director Gregg Araki
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Artificial Eye Guidance: Contains swearing and sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 10 Jun 2011

Comedy

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