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Kaboom (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 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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Gregg Araki

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Gregg Araki (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Thomas Dekker ... Smith
Haley Bennett ... Stella
Chris Zylka ... Thor
Roxane Mesquida ... Lorelei
Juno Temple ... London
Andy Fischer-Price ... Rex
Nicole LaLiberte ... Red-Haired Girl
Jason Olive ... Hunter
James Duval ... The Messiah
Brennan Mejia ... Oliver
Kelly Lynch ... Nicole
Carlo Mendez ... Milo
Christine Nguyen ... Freshman Bimbo
Michael James Spall Michael James Spall ... Smith's Dad
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,714, 30 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$116,478, 10 April 2011
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Written by Mira Aroyo, Daniel Hunt, Helen Linsay Marnie and Reuben Hoong Bun Wu
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Donnie Darko on Viagra??
9 April 2012 | by tim-764-291856See all my reviews

That's how 'Kaboom' is billed on the DVD. I watched it, premiered on Film 4 last night.

Initially I rather liked it, the striking design, the casual attitudes to almost everything and the dialogue. Especially the catty one-liners. I'm not familiar with this director and on the strength of this one movie, I'm not in a particular hurry to explore further, however.

I realise that it's intended to be a surreal cult film and where it falls to pieces is where it starts to mess with your head, as it's just non-sensical and frankly, silly. I also realise that I'm not in the probable intended audience, age-wise. People running around in pig- headed masks just don't grab me, I'm afraid.

The liberal, mixed sex scenes were both interesting and fun and the attitude that good sex is just that, refreshing. Most of the young cast play their parts well, especially Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett and Juno Temple. I did watch it all and there were many good points and I enjoyed much of it, but ultimately, it's just too way out there.


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