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Kaboom

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Statement of Responsibility: Why Not U.S. Productions/Desperate Pictures present ; in association with Wild Bunch + Super Crispy ; the Gregg Araki movei ; produced by Andrea Sperling, Gregg Araki, Why Not U.S. Productions ; written + directed by Greg Araki
Title: Kaboom
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Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films : MPI Media Group, [2011]
Country of Producing Entity: United States France
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: commentary ; outtakes ; deleted scenes
Credits: Director of photography, Sandra Valde-Hansen ; production design, Todd Fjelsted ; costume design, Trayce Gigi Field ; music, Ulrich Schnauss, Mark Peters, Vivek Maddala.
Performers: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, Juno Temple, Andy Fischer-Price, Nicole Laliberte, Jason Olive, James Duval, Brennan Mejia, Kelly Lynch.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen version (2.40); Dolby Digital stereo
Other Language: In English with optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: College students Sexual behavior Drama Man-woman relationships Drama Roommates Drama Sci-Fi Comedy
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Science fiction films
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Feature films-France
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: College students
Man-woman relationships
Roommates
Sci-Fi
Comedy
Alternate Title: Ka-boom
Publisher No: IFC9567
ISBN: 0788611518
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE K
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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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