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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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$116,478, 10 April 2011
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the first ever Queer Palm. 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

London: You joking?
Rex: Sorry.
London: I've had pelvic exams that last longer than that.
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Connections

Features Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

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The Bitter End
Written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt (as Steven Hewitt)
Performed by Placebo
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A little history here
20 April 2011 | by eventpixSee all my reviews

Since other reviewers of Kaboom have mentioned Donnie Darko and Southland Tales, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Polanski, Hitchcock, and Craven I might point out that the character, Smith is introduced as film student who is actually studying "Un Chien Andalou" by those naughty twenty-somethings Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. Our wiki friends inform us that "The film has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed..... It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes." Sound familiar? Chien was essentially a student film but one might say that it has had some staying power.

I liked Kaboom but it was certainly a bit silly, especially toward the end. About as silly as a lobster telephone. And if characters were continually waking out of dreams (and being interrupted during "spanking" sessions), perhaps that was a hint to the viewer about where the film was coming from.....


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