Rated NR 88 min. 2011

Nineteen-year-old Smith (Thomas Dekker), a bisexual film-studies major at a Southern California university, embarks upon the adventure of his young and sexually promiscuous life in Queer Cinema stalwart Gregg Araki's perverse Pop Art alien-apocalypse freakout. Animal-masked men, a Scientology-like cult, and sexual permutations of every conceivable variation figure prominently in the overheated action. While the whole thing threatens to spin hopelessly out of control at any minute, it never does, thanks to Araki's new maturation as an artist. Kaboom's ending may be a tad deflating, perhaps because it actually makes sense (where's the fun in that?). But until then, Araki and his ridiculously attractive cast serve up a wild and wooly ride that makes every other movie now playing look positively out of date.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.ifcfilms.com/uncategorized/kaboom

Director: Gregg Araki

Writer: Gregg Araki

Cast: Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Kelly Lynch, Haley Bennett, James Duval, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, Andy Fischer-Price, Jason Olive and Nicole LaLiberte



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