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Ken Park (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 April 2003 (Netherlands)
Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Chubbuck ...
James Bullard ...
Seth Gray ...
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Shawn's Mother
Zara McDowell ...
Zoe (as Zara Mcdowell)
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Stephen Jasso ...
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Claude's Father (as Wade Andrew Williams)
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Peaches' Father (as Julio Oscar Mochoso)
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Patricia Place ...
Tate's Grandmother
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Claude's Mother
Mike Apaletegui ...
Curtis
Harrison Young ...
Tate's Grandfather
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Storyline

Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim. But they spend precious little time together and none of them seems to know much about one another's family lives. This bizarre dichotomy underscores their alienation # the result of suburban ennui, a teenager's inherent sense of melodrama, and the disturbing nature of their home environments. Written by Bubba

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,135 (Hong Kong) (13 June 2003)
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Trivia

Larry Clark shot Bully (2001), Teenage Caveman (2002) and Ken Park (2002) in a span of nine months. See more »

Quotes

Claude's father: You can pick your friends but you can't pick your family.
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Crazy Credits

The letter K is shown backwards in the credits, except in the first word of the film's title. See more »

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Featured in Brows Held High: Ken Park (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Likwit
Written by E-Swift (as Brooks), King T (as McBride), J-Ro (as Robinson) and Tash (as Smith)
Performed by Tha Alkaholiks
Published by EMI
Courtesy of BMG
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Not Worth Seeing.

I have no problems with the explicit content in the film, go ahead and show whatever you like, just do it for a reason other than to push the boundries. There's nothing less interesting than watching a movie that is based on the premise of Let's Make People Accept Something New. That's lame. It's cheap. The movie is not interesting in the least. It never goes anywhere. It seems as though Larry Clark's ideas for characters were just him thinking he wanted to push the limits of sex on film, and so that's what the characters are doing. They are in no way representative of a real person as this film tries to convince us. This film would be boundry pushing if it was able to contextualize the behaviour and not just put it on a screen. At the film festival Clark answered a question about the inclusion of the character of Ken Park, who seemed to exist for no real reason other than to begin the film with a suicide. Clark responded by saying that he wanted to deal with teenage suicide in the movie, which is fine, but just showing someone shoot themselves in the head is not dealing with teenage suicide. It just exploits violence. There doesn't seem to be any thought, beyond the voyeuristic tendancies of the film makers, in this movie at all.


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