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Kaboom (2010)

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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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A few exterior shots are of the Theodore Geisel Library at UCSD. 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: Smith, college is just an intermission between high school and the rest of your life. It's four years of having sex, making stupid mistakes, and experiencing stuff. It's a pit stop, not the second coming of the Messiah.
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Song Seven
Written by Carlos Dengler (as Carlos Andreas Dengler), Sam Fogarino (as Samuel J. Fogarino), Paul Banks (as Paul Julian Banks) and Daniel Kessler (as Daniel Alexander Kessler)
Performed by Interpol
Licensed courtesy of Matador Records
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Pretty Dang Meh
20 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I get that this was the director's attempt at a dream-like film. His attempt at subjectivity. But it is pretty sub-par at that. The character are emotionless and lifeless and could have been played by anyone. Literally any person. The gratuitous sex just got irritating after awhile.

I've seen the film described as a "youth culture" film and it doesn't even deserve that title. I get that this is supposed to be empowering towards gay culture as well and I'm all for that. Have two gay lead characters is great and refreshing. But having them just have sex the entire movie is not a movie. Its a soft core porno.

Overall, I don't recommend this film to anyone. I was expecting a trippy, experimental dream- like film, and I got something completely different.


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