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Kaboom (2010)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  6 October 2010 (France)
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A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.



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Andy Fischer-Price ...
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Freshman Bimbo
Smith's Dad


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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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 »


Stella: Happy birthday, monkey-spanker.
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References Smiley Face (2007) See more »


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Taking teen angst to apocalypse
16 October 2011 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

Gregg Araki's breakthrough film, 1992's THE LIVING END, was a gay THELMA & LOUISE in the age of AIDS, very cutting edge, and I thought he'd go much further than he did but, then again, big things were also predicted for John Dahl (RED ROCK WEST, THE LAST SEDUCTION) at the time. Oh, well. Anyway, Araki's been on the indie scene ever since and KABOOM takes his "apocalyptic teen angst" series (TOTALLY F***ED UP, THE DOOM GENERATION, NOWHERE, MYSTERIOUS SKIN) on a psychedelic roller coaster ride to a trippy -and inevitable- eve of destruction. It's a stylish (with vivid colors you can eat with a spoon), funny, sexy, college-set CLUELESS-on-acid that morphs into a cross between Sergio Martino's ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and THE WIZARD OF OZ after a horny, existentialistic film student begins to realize he may be at the center of a global conspiracy with cataclysmic consequences. Fairly indescribable, free-wheeling sci-fi fun that'll leave you with a WTF? feeling. I liked it.

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