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Rated NR · 86 minutes · 2011

Comedy drama, Science fiction
Orgasm and nuclear holocaust are the controlling factors in this horny, delirious fantasy by the talented Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin). The hero (Thomas Dekker) is a hip college freshman longing for gay sex but also open to the physical ministrations of a British party girl (Juno Temple); meanwhile, his best pal (Haley Bennett) has gotten into a hot-and-heavy lesbian romance with a fellow student (Roxane Mesquida) who turns out to be a witch. Araki captures the fever of bisexual exploration with his hot color palette and nubile actors, but at the same time he spins a bizarre sci-fi intrigue—complete with cryptic messages and fearsome nightmare sequences—that recalls Richard Kelly's teen cult masterpiece Donnie Darko (2001). Funny, scary, and exuberant, Kaboom delivers the goods as both a generational marker and a tale of things to, uh, come.


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Orgasm and nuclear holocaust are the controlling factors in this horny, delirious fantasy by the talented Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin). »

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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