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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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 »
I caught this film on IFC on some late night where I couldn't sleep. This film is a trip and a half. The colors are bold and the film is really about teenagers figuring out their place in life. The dialog is absolutely hilarious. I, myself, am a teenager and the stereotypical script really seemed to fit. Every character in this film, in my opinion, is just part of a high school stereotype that you get placed into during that age. Whether it be the awkward girl who wants to fit in, sex rampaging freaks or just some young 16 year olds trying to find a hoppin party. I wish I could find this movie on DVD. Really generation defining in my opinion. Try to not listen to the people who bash this movie saying it's trash and all of that. Well ... it is trash but the movie "knows" it's trashy and low-brow; so I guess it can pull it off. I'm actually surprised I haven't heard of it until now. Find it and watch it.
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