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Kaboom

  • Comedy
  • Mystery
  • 2010
  • Gregg Araki
  • 82 mins
  • 15

Summary

Sci-fi comedy thriller starring Thomas Dekker. A slacker student's life of sex, partying and bitchy banter with his best female friend takes a turn to the dark side after he witnesses a murder. Or has he hallucinated the whole thing?

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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SmithThomas Dekker
StellaHaley Bennett
ThorChris Zylka
LoreleiRoxane Mesquida
LondonJuno Temple
RexAndy Fischer-Price
HunterJason Olive
The MessiahJames Duval
OliverBrennan Mejia

Crew

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DirectorGregg Araki

Details

Theatrical distributor
Artificial Eye
Released on
2011-06-10
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing and sexual references.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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