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Kaboom

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Kaboom
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Smith is an 18-year-old living the life of a college freshman who is lusting after his straight roommate, hanging out with his lesbian bestie, and trying to decide, if he can, whether he digs boys or girls.
Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films : MPI Media Group, [2011]
ISBN: 0788611518
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE K
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Ka-boom

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Gregg Araki's experiments with hyperreality yet again in the story of Smith, a queer college student who lusts after his surfer roommate named Thor and spends all of his free time with his snarky best friend Stella. Plagued by odd dreams with people he doesn't recognize, Smith eventually meets an... Read More »


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Dec 17, 2012
  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gregg Araki dissects the sexual awakening film and the conspiracy theory film to maximum impact. A wild and crazy ride that I found tons of fun.

Sep 24, 2012
  • kevfarley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Lottsa sex . Not much story.
Eye candy. Arty pretentions devolve to self spoof.

Oct 22, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I don’t really know what to say about this movie because I believe it laughs at itself and I do not think that it ever wants to even try to be good. It is a big joke the whole way through. Most of the acting is bad and the script while sometimes funny is ridiculously bad. The colorful scenes are in your face and so is the constant nudity and sexuality. The ending just falls apart even further and there it leaves the viewer asking what the hell was that. I had high hopes for this movie based on reviews and awards, but it was not worth watching.

Sep 27, 2011
  • xxkwanxx rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"My So-Called Life" and "Mulholland Drive" have a baby. Repetitive rewinding ensues...Highlights: The first two-thirds of the movie. Nearly every character except Smith. Lowlights: The last third of the movie, which takes a sharp turn and plunges off a cliff...The Rec: Visually, this has some fairly nice eye candy and the dialogue crackles with razor sharp wit. All charm is lost, however, when the movie attempts to take itself seriously.

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