October 6th, 2010



No valid json found

Still of Thomas Dekker and Juno Temple in KaboomStill of Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple and Haley Bennett in KaboomStill of Juno Temple in KaboomStill of Thomas Dekker and Juno Temple in KaboomStill of Thomas Dekker in KaboomStill of Gregg Araki, Roxane Mesquida and Haley Bennett in Kaboom

A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.9/10 (4,545 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Gregg Araki

Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka

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.

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 - Smith's Mom Nicole
Carlo Mendez - Milo
Christine Nguyen - Freshman Bimbo


Official Website: Official site [France] |

Release Date: 6 October 2010

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $13,714 (USA) (30 January 2011) (1 Screen)

Gross: $116,478 (USA) (10 April 2011)

Technical Specs

Runtime: France:

Did You Know?

The first Gregg Araki film shot in 2.35:1 format.

Stella: Next to putting a dick in your mouth with Lady Gaga playing in the background, that's about as gay as it gets.

User Review

Very cool

Rating: 7/10

I needed to leave a review since the only one up so far was a super negative gay-bashing.

Kaboom is the best Gregg Araki movie I have seen to date. Smiley Face was charming, and Mysterious Skins was just perverted (Mino from Romania should watch that one, he'd love it). It is super stylized in the coolest way, and the presentation is very clean. This movie just has a glossy feel to it that is very impressive. Aside from the color and glitter, the story is very engaging and holds on to you. It is a funny movie, there are scenes that will make you laugh, and some scenes that will give you goosebumps. It is also very eerie at times, the stylistic devices implemented to be chilling are indeed so, and at times it is chilling in a sort of deeper X-Filesy kind of way. Unfortunately, my criticism is that the conclusion of the film is all rushed exposition and not very rewarding at that after the fantastic build up beforehand.

The film deals with sexuality in a very lighthearted way. I find Araki's treatment of sexual taboo's to be refreshing and comical. Not for the ultra-conservative or homophobic crowd.


Comments are closed.