Rated NR · 86 minutes · 2011

Comedy drama, Science fiction
Gregg Araki, who made the very good Mysterious Skin, boots this one after a promising first half. Thomas Dekker plays Smith, a college student going through a sexual awakening that involves both men and women. At the same time, he’s having strange dreams and hallucinations about an underground society whose members wear animal masks and murder women in the night. As the story goes on, stranger elements involving witchcraft, science fiction and the apocalypse infiltrate the film until it becomes ridiculous. Too bad, because Dekker is a likable performer; so are Haley Bennett as his friend Stella, and Juno Temple as one of his casual-sex partners. This could’ve been a decent movie about college kids figuring stuff out in a wild way, but it winds up being many different kinds of stupid.
Director: Gregg Araki
Producer: Gregg Araki, Sebastien Lemercier, Andrea Sperling, Jonathan Schwartz, Sebastien Lemercier and Pascal Caucheteux
Cast: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida, Juno Temple, Andy Fischer-Price, Nicole LaLiberte, Jason Olive, James Duval, Brennan Mejia, Carlo Mendez and Kelly Lynch




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Charleston City Paper No, John Waters, Kaboom is not one of the best films of the year When I saw that director and Baltimorean John Waters had drawn up his own for the top films of 2011 for Art Forum, I perked up. by Susan Cohen 12/28/2011
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Chicago Reader Kaboom Orgasm and nuclear holocaust are the controlling factors in this horny, delirious fantasy by the talented Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin). by J.R. Jones 02/17/2011

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