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Kaboom (2011)

Haley Bennett , Thomas Dekker , Gregg Araki  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Haley Bennett, Thomas Dekker, James Duval, Andy Fischer-Price, Brandy Futch
  • Directors: Gregg Araki
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004OBQDCK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,928 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Kaboom" on IMDb

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Gregg Araki's Kaboom represents a return to familiar territory, which will come as good news for fans of his teen apocalypse trilogy, which began with The Doom Generation. He introduces his latest lead, bisexual film student Smith (The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Thomas Dekker, likably low-key), as he dreams about a tryst with his surfer roommate, Thor (Chris Zylka, believably stupid). The apocalypse enters the scenario via the Messiah (James Duval), Smith's RA, who claims that the end of the world is nigh, after which the Southern California kid runs into people from his dreams, like Lorelei (Roxane Mesquida), a lesbian witch obsessed with his best friend, Stella (Haley Bennett). In his waking life, Smith has a fling with London (Juno Temple), a feisty Brit who joins him and Stella in a quest for answers. Like Araki's Smiley Face, the characters inhabit a stylized realm in which they experience real feelings, but talk as if they were starring in a paranormal teen romance with all the naked bodies and blue language those films tend to leave out. Time will tell if Araki will ever make a movie as gritty as Mysterious Skin again, but it's hard not to admire the way he brings all the disparate story strands together at the end with a take-down of doomsday cults, homophobes, and sci-fi twaddle about Chosen Sons. Extra features include deleted scenes and uninhibited commentary from Araki and Dekker. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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From the mind of visionary director Gregg Araki ("Mysterious Skin," "The Doom Generation") comes this hot comedy about the secrets that lie beneath an idyllic seaside town. Heading the cast of gorgeous guys and girls is Thomas Dekker ("A Nightmare on Elm Street") as Smith, an 18-year-old living the life of a college freshman, lusting after his straight roommate (Chris Zylka), hanging out with his lesbian bestie (Haley Bennett), and trying to decide -- if he can -- whether he digs boys or girls. Teen angst soon gives way to more sinister concerns when Smith finds out that his small Southern California town is also home to a killer cult.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone's taste, but I found it enjoyable. June 17, 2011
Format:DVD
Smith is a freshman at a beach-adjacent California university, non-committal about his sexual orientation, but falls in instant lust with his straight surfer-dude roommate. Smith's BFF is Haley, who has the hots for a mysterious girl who is reputed to be a witch, and is the voice of reason when Smith is about to make one of his frequent bad decisions about his life. It is in Haley that Smith confides about his disturbing dreams, which later appears to have a connection to a mysterious cult operating on campus, which has already caused the death of at least one student.

Like most Greg Araki films, this one is hard to describe or classify. It is equal parts a light romantic comedy, satire pointing out the fluid nature of sexuality, murder mystery and story about an international conspiracy. The story is intentionally funny in parts, unintentionally laughable in others, and frightening at the same time. Acting is capable, the special effects reflect the tiny budget of the film, and some of the scene changes don't flow together very well. Overall, it can be an enjoyable diversion for those who don't take their movies too seriously, with a reminder that people are not always what they seem to be.

Not rated, but would be an R for partial nudity and simulated sex. DVD has deleted scenes, outtakes and commentary. I give it four stars out of five.
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kudos for Araki March 28, 2011
By Paul
Format:DVD
Araki is an always interesting director. Don't be dissuaded by one negative review.

The premise of this movie is somewhat similar to his earlier work "The Doom Generation."

There is no correlation to "Shortbus." What's this guy talking about?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everybody. October 11, 2011
Format:DVD
I personally loved Kaboom because it stays true to the Gregg Araki style that I know and love. Araki is a very unique director who has a distinct style. However, the movie can be confusing and maybe not even enjoyable if it's the first Araki film you watch.

I suggest watching "Nowhere" and "The Doom Generation" before watching Kaboom. Otherwise I can't say everyone will love this movie like I did. However, it's worth a shot because either way it's definitely a unique and interesting experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Tristan
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With Kaboom, Araki is, more or less, attempting to combine the dreamlike quality of his masterpiece, Mysterious Skin, with the energy and the over-the-top style of his earlier Teen Apocalypse trilogy, which featured Totally F***ed Up (my favorite of the trilogy), The Doom Generation (a film that I am, very slowly, beginning to understand the brilliance of) and Nowhere (an ugly film that I dislike more and more every day). This attempt of his works to a certain degree, but I think the main problem here is that he cannot quite bring anything new or interesting to the table. His high energy approach is no longer as effective as it once was, and so while one can admire the picture from an aesthetic perspective, more often than not the picture does not able to sustain itself like it truly should in order to feel fully realized. No matter what approach I take, this film does not truly feel complete, despite every subplot and plot hole being miraculously resolved by the time the film nears completion, and despite a cast of characters with plenty of distinction, characterization, color, and originality.

With Kaboom, Araki is, more or less, attempting to combine the dreamlike quality of his masterpiece, Mysterious Skin, with the energy and the over-the-top style of his earlier Teen Apocalypse trilogy, which featured Totally F***ed Up (my favorite of the trilogy), The Doom Generation (a film that I am, very slowly, beginning to understand the brilliance of) and Nowhere (an ugly film that I dislike more and more every day). This attempt of his works to a certain degree, but I think the main problem here is that he cannot quite bring anything new or interesting to the table.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Defining sexuality: heterosexual or homosexual? October 5, 2011
Format:DVD
Gregg Araki's films share a special signature. As a filmmaker, his interest towards certain themes are aptly exploited in different and peculiar ways. In Mysterious Skin (Deluxe Unrated Director's Edition) we witness the alien abduction fantasy embraced by one of the protagonists, in Nowhere an alien invasion serves both as a metaphor and as in incursion into the real. In Kaboom, Araki plays again with that which surpasses normal humanity, redefining it in the process.

We find ourselves immersed in a story about college, young men and women, mysterious murders, secret societies and conspiracy theories that, somehow, mingle together with a surreal sensitivity. The first scene takes us to Smith's mind, an 18-year-old student... or, more exactly, to a dream he has been having frequently. After that he starts masturbating while fantasizing with his roommate Thor, a blonde surfer with perfect abs. Smith, however, doesn't want to be labeled... he considers himself neither gay nor bisexual. He has indeed sexual encounters with boys and girls, but his best friend Stella is convinced that he leans more towards guys. Stella is a lesbian that finds conflict in a risky relationship with a girl that has, to put it mildly, supernatural abilities.

At the same time, Smith finds out that a girl from college, one that appears in his dreams, has been murdered by men in black disguised with animal masks. Except he cannot be sure if he's imagining things because of the hallucinogen drugs he takes or simply because he's becoming paranoid and losing his mind in the process.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review
Excellent movie and glad I purchased it.
Published 25 days ago by BReed
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Movie.
I really dig this movie. I am a huge fan of far out love stories and this is surely on of the most far out.
Published 8 months ago by Jesse K. Dotson
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A GREAT IMAGINATIVE AND EDGY MOVIE. ALOT OF FUN AND THE...
I ALSO LOVE THIS MOVIE AND THE DVD QUALITY IS EXCELLENT. THIS MOVIE IS VERY CREATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE. THE DIRECTOR OF THIS MOVIE IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS IMAGINATION AND TALENT. Read more
Published 8 months ago by JQ.
5.0 out of 5 stars Araki Returns To His Trashy Filmmaking Roots....Hooray!
Kaboom sees Gregg Araki returning to his early film origins of trashy plots, throwaway sex and an endless parade of pretty actors. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ron Foley Macdonald , .
5.0 out of 5 stars Back our Your Head Blowing off! HAPPY
Lordy Lordy! Is it just me? Or am I the only person in the whole wide world that missed this movie? KABOOM!!! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Avid Movie and Music Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gregg Araki masterpiece
Sort of dark, sort of surreal, with a hot cast, and lots of apocalyptic gloom. Product was in great shape and offered at a great price. Shipping was nice and quick. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jim Lamplugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Sexy
Love the story and all the beautiful eye candy. This is a great movie just don't hate the end. This movie has no point to it ether but it is great.
Published 13 months ago by Trevor Ivory
5.0 out of 5 stars I love all Araki
I am obsessed with Gregg Araki and I love this film. I can't wait until he makes his next film. If you like sarcasm, the strange and absurd, and love good music and style with a... Read more
Published 15 months ago by violetcherry
3.0 out of 5 stars beyond strange
For movie credits i have to admit its a bit of a mess. poorly acted with a ridiculous story line..looks like a collage project, however... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Shelby Moseley
4.0 out of 5 stars "It's a well known fact that dreams are just your brain taking a dump...
John Waters approached Gregg Araki at the premiere of either "Mysterious Skin" or "Smiley Face" (I can't remember which) and personally requested that Gregg's next... Read more
Published 17 months ago by David Irwin
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