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.
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.
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 »
A group of teenagers try to sort out their lives and emotions while bizarre experiences happen to each one, including alien abductions, bad acid trips, bisexual experiences, suicides, bizarre deaths, and a rape by a TV star. All of this happens before "the greatest party of the year". Written by
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All adult characters in this movie are known actors from sitcoms and comedies from the 70s and 80s. Dark's Mom is Beverly D'Angelo from the Vacation movies, the Fortune Teller is Charlotte Rae from The Facts of Life, Bart's parents are Christopher Knight and Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch, Moses Helper the televangelist is John Ritter from Three's Company, the newscaster is Lauren Tewes from The Love Boat and Egg and Ducky's father is David Leisure from Empty Nest. See more »
Dark's facial stubble changes constantly. See more »
L.A. is like... nowhere. Everybody who lives here is lost.
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All the way past the credits, we see Dark sitting on his bed covered in gore and blood, finally breaking free of his shock with a horrible scream. See more »
As was said above, this is basically 90210 on Acid. From the very beginning one can tell that this film is going to be a major head trip, and would likely be best watched while high on some manner of substance. Still...I'm no stoner, but was able to watch and enjoy it without difficulty. The movie chronicles a typical day of the average 90s teenager, but with perspectives from all orientations and view points: lesbians, gays, bisexuals, stoners, drunks, the whole nine yards. The acting was excellent, and the plot, though difficult to see at points, was quite good. The thing that threw me was the addition of the alien that apparently only Dark can see. It seemed to simultaneously interrupt and fit the story line. Conclusion: this is easily one of my favorite indie films, and I hope I can find time to see it again.
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