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Nowhere (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  9 May 1997 (USA)
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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.

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Storyline

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 Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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"sexy, psychedelic, dementedly funny, with a sensational soundtrack... it's like clueless with nipple rings." See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for scenes of strong violence, sexuality and drug use involving teens, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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$27,354 (USA) (9 May 1997)

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$27,354 (USA) (9 May 1997)
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Trivia

Although the entire movie is set in one day, all of the main characters change their clothes several times as Mel, Lucifer, Montgomery, Cowboy, Bart, Egg, Dingbat, among others appear wearing different clothes in different scenes. The only character who wears the same clothes throughout the movie is Dark. See more »

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Dark's facial stubble changes constantly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dark: [voice-over] L.A. is like... nowhere. Everybody who lives here is lost.
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Soundtracks

Freak Out
Written by Nick Hexum (as Nicholas Hexum), Chad Sexton & Doug Martinez (as S.A. Martinez)
Performed by 311
Courtesy of Capricorn Records LLC
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There's Something About..."Nowhere"
17 March 1999 | by (Port Orchard, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

Gregg Araki can be faulted for not inviting the "main stream" audience into his "vision" of the world. But this probably isn't really a goal of his, anyway. As I watched "Nowhere" in the theater (twice in one week) I was filled with awe that something I had always felt had been so colorfully put on celluloid: finding love is all that matters, but the world isn't designed to make that finding easy. So when "Dark" finds an amazingly true moment amongst the usual Araki violence, hilarity, sex and clutter (a moment to simply relax and hold the person in the bed next to him) it rings true to the heart of experience. The movie ends in the next moment with an equally true touch. So, the sooner we find love, the sooner it can find its own reason to leave us. Araki's best film. If you don't get it, then he probably doesn't want you to.


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