MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 839 this week

Totally F***ed Up (1993)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 1,599 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 15 critic

Gay teen angst...

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Totally F***ed Up (1993) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Totally F***ed Up.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
Nowhere (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The third film in a trilogy by writer-director Gregg Araki. Described as "90210 on acid", the film tells the story of a day in the lives of a group of high school kids Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Mark Finch
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech
Splendor (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. At ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Kathleen Robertson, Johnathon Schaech, Matt Keeslar
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

West Side Story meets Rumble in the Bronx meets A Clockwork Orange. Bizarre tale of London, a lonely teen yearning for affection and a leather jacket who lives in a dysfunctional family ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Moritsugu
Stars: Amy Davis, Desi del Valle, Bonnie Steiger
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

These are the highs and lows of a young Los Angeles-area artist...stemming particularly from his romances, drugs and his craft.

Director: Forest Wise
Stars: George Ferris, J.C. Brandy, Mike Dytri
Scumrock (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A pretentious underground filmmaker struggles with his masterpiece while a scuzzy punkoid chick tries to keep her band from fading into obscurity.

Director: Jon Moritsugu
Stars: Courtney Stephens, Victor of Aquitaine, Craig Baldwin
Kaboom (2010)
Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka
Smiley Face (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's Marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody
Thriller

Plot unknown. Described as a "twisted police thriller."

Director: Gregg Araki
O Beautiful (2002)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

Director: Alan Brown
Stars: Jay Gillespie, David Clayton Rogers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Andy
Roko Belic ...
Tommy
Susan Behshid ...
Michele
Jenee Gill ...
Patricia
Gilbert Luna ...
Steven
Lance May ...
Deric
Alan Boyce ...
Ian
...
Brendan
Nicole Dillenberg ...
Dominatrix
Johanna Went ...
Excalibur Lady
Robert McHenry ...
Andy's Trick
Brad Minnich ...
'don't touch mine' Guy
Michael Costanza ...
Everett
Babyland ...
Club Band (as Dan and Smith of Babyland)
Joyce Brouwers ...
Deric's Mom
Edit

Storyline

Life really sucks for a group of gay and lesbian teenagers living in Los Angeles. Their parents kicked them out, they're broke and bored, their lovers cheat on them, they're harassed by gay-bashers. If things are going to be this way, maybe suicide isn't a bad idea; at least not in the mind of Andy, our major protagonist, who gives the film its title by describing himself as "totally fucked up." Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@bev.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Totally Fucked Up  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$98,967 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First part of Gregg Araki's Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy. The other two parts are The Doom Generation (1995) and Nowhere (1997). See more »

Quotes

Andy: I really like the city late at night, it's like a big abandoned ghost town.
Ian: Like they dropped a neutron bomb and nobody noticed.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kaboom (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Vapour Trail
Written & Performed by Ride
Published by EMI
Courtesy of Sire/Reprise
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Totally uninvolving.
20 July 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I've been watching Gregg Araki's movies out of chronological order and I think this has really adversely affected the way I'm seeing them. Being a big fan of the surreal, campy, pop art-y 'Doom Generation' and 'Nowhere' has meant that I've found his earlier more realistic movies difficult to enjoy.

'The Living End' is one of his more conventional movies but at least it attempted some character development and a story-line. Unfortunately, 'Totally F***ed Up' doesn't have enough of either. It has plenty of anger sure, but it's semi-documentary look at disenfranchised gay teens fails to hold the interest throughout. It has a few good moments, but overall I had to fight to keep involved.

The one really good thing about it is that it introduces the charismatic James Duval, who Araki would utilise better in his following two movies. Too bad his subsequent career has mainly seen him relegated to bit parts in (the no brainer) 'Independence Day' and (the admittedly enjoyable) 'Go'. He deserves better.

So, if you didn't find much to enjoy in 'Totally F***ed Up' don't let it turn you off Araki completely. He far surpasses this in 'Doom Generation' and especially his most accomplished movie to date 'Nowhere' - a true 90s classic that deserves a larger audience!


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD ! ! ! Frostedflake
music kcbuesing
DVD phoxx
I BLAME SOCIETY shirt grenadinecros
Song Help numbmannequin
Argh brian-haslip
Discuss Totally F***ed Up (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?