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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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Rooney Mara was considered for a role. 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 »

Quotes

Stella: So, anyways, the party tonight...
[Smith groans]
Stella: You're going. Lorelei, this hot girl from my Emotion Painting class invited me.
Smith: Lorelei? As in legendary siren luring helpless sailors to their doom?
Stella: Yeah, I know, but she's gorge and I need a wingman. You're drafted.
Smith: So you can hook up and ditch me after five seconds.
Stella: Basically.
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References Gran Turismo 5 (2010) See more »

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20 April 2011 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

Since other reviewers of Kaboom have mentioned Donnie Darko and Southland Tales, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Polanski, Hitchcock, and Craven I might point out that the character, Smith is introduced as film student who is actually studying "Un Chien Andalou" by those naughty twenty-somethings Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. Our wiki friends inform us that "The film has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed..... It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes." Sound familiar? Chien was essentially a student film but one might say that it has had some staying power.

I liked Kaboom but it was certainly a bit silly, especially toward the end. About as silly as a lobster telephone. And if characters were continually waking out of dreams (and being interrupted during "spanking" sessions), perhaps that was a hint to the viewer about where the film was coming from.....


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