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A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

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Smith's everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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$13,714 (USA) (28 January 2011)

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$116,478 (USA) (8 April 2011)
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The first Gregg Araki film shot in 2.35:1 format. See more »

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When Smith first meets the red-haired girl at the party, she pukes all over his right shoe. He then goes to the bathroom & begins washing his left shoe in the sink. See more »

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Stella: You meet some guy on a nude beach and after five minutes you're downloading his hard drive in the back of a van. You're a slut.
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Dream about me
Written by 'Kurt Feldman(I)', 'Adrian Hashizume(I)' and Christoph Hochheim
Performed by The Drepreciation Guild
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Not a good film
13 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When people start talking about a directors previous films as a supporting material for his current one, it's not a good sign. This film is poorly plotted and paced. The actors put in committed performances but the script is laughable. Never as edgy as it seems to think it is. The actors lines fall like lead balloons from their lips.

I wasn't sure if Kaboom was intentionally aiming for so-bad-its-good fare, but it missed the mark on that score.

I've seen this film called 'Donnie Darko meets Rules of Engagement'; in reality if it was just a little worse, it could have been a Sci-fi Showgirls - but instead of being truly bad, it's merely mediocre.

Some great performances to be fair, but a bad film that isn't bad enough to be worth recommending.


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