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Kaboom (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 6 October 2010 (France)
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A sexually "undeclared" college freshman's clairvoyant/prophetic dreams are the first sign that something very strange is going on involving his class-mates -- with him at the center.

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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of Thomas Dekker's (Smith) co-stars is Araki regular James Duval, in Gregg Araki's tonally similar film Nowhere James Duval portrayed Dark Smith. Both films might even be set in the same universe. See more »

Goofs

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

Smith: You got something better to do?
Stella: Uh, sucking a fart out of a dead seagull's ass?
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Connections

References Gran Turismo 5 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Shallow in Youth
Written by Jason Kolb, Eli Wekenmen, Sean Heenan and Jason Weisinger
Performed by Auburn Lull
Courtesy of Darla Records
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Not a good film
13 March 2012 | by dominicdelawareSee 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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