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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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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 »

Goofs

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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Tryin' To Reach You
Written by Neil Halstead
Performed by Mojave 3
Courtesy of 4AD Records
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An artistically exquisite comment on the lives of 90's kids...
30 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nowhere is the type of film that you either get and love, or don't get and hate. Aside from it's brilliantly artistic cinematography and art direction, it's a pretty accurate representation of life as a modern-day adolescent. As strange as this comment may seem, it does hold true. The events presented are, in fact, realities of the lives of today's young people: sex, drug use, suicide, and mental illness are all dealt with in some way or another. For some, it is truly like being on acid. For those of us that have blocked out the traumatic parts of growing up, then it is understandable why you don't understand this movie. The way each issue is presented is the genius of the art: Each character and their emotional impact is presented artistically as well as dramatically. Although the entire movie is not relevant to everyone, I would strongly suggest watching it for at least the artistic merit. Even if you don't understand it or it doesn't apply to you, understand that it is relevant to some.


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