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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

Writer:

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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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

Gross USA:

$118,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$539,957
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Juno Temple 's character is named London. Juno Temple was actually born in London, England. 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

Stella: Next to putting a dick in your mouth with Lady Gaga playing in the background, that's about as gay as it gets.
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Featured in Needs More Gay: Kaboom Needs More Gay (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

In Your Room
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Performed by Airiel
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Bizarre but Ultimately Boring
29 June 2014 | by Droark-40-905010See all my reviews

I found this film through Juno Temple who has almost always picked good roles in my opinion. Upon seeing that this shared a director with Mysterious Skin (2004) I was even more excited to watch this. In the end I was pretty disappointed in the film though it had its moments.

From the outset the film has somewhat of a dreamlike feel to it with all of the colors saturated to a point fitting of a fantasy sequence. The story is equally strange and seems to exist slightly outside of what is real. I felt that the film jumping around seemed to add to this (as well as descriptive names such as London speaking with a British accent and the few instances of supernatural abilities.) While it certainly wasn't totally incoherent it would jump from drama and the main character trying to find answers to a totally random sex scene that seems to come from nowhere and does nothing to advance the story.

By far the most disappointing and bizarre piece of the film is the ending. It makes an attempt at tying all of the different stories together but in doing so directly contradicts at least one character's story. It comes off so intensely far-fetched that I wondered if maybe the movie all along is about a schizophrenic individual just imagining his reality.

All in all it was pretty boring to watch with only a few dramatic, funny or visually interesting moments. I thought the sex scenes were okay and the mysterious parts were pretty good. It was just the erratic storyline and wacky ending that really ruined it for me.


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