Kaboom

Posted January 27, 2011 in
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Juno Temple, Thomas Dekker and Haley Bennett in the film "Kaboom". Photo by Marianne Williams.

Kaboom
Sundance Film Festival
Director: Gregg Araki


My opinion of this movie is very similar to my opinion of David Sedaris, the NPR Humorist and Bestselling Author. I enjoy satire, I really do. But the manner in which Sedaris delivers his monologues makes me bored after the first two minutes. I appreciate his social commentary and witty euphemisms but I grow tired of hearing his voice recite them. I really want to like David Sedaris, I LOVE many of the NPR radio programs he’s been featured on like "This American Life" (and respect Ira Glass as an editor) but I just don’t feel it. Sedaris’ words don’t strike a chord with me. There are so many things about him that I do like that it is hard to believe that I still can’t be a fan of David Sedaris. I can’t read his widely popular books. I like the topics they tackle: Sex, humor, well – dressed women, homosexuality. I’ve tried to read one or two but I couldn’t get through them. "Kaboom", I’m sorry but you will always make me feel like I feel about David Sedaris. I couldn’t get through you and I was bored the entire time. I found myself thinking about my twitter account in the middle of the movie and purposely took an unneeded bathroom break. I’m sorry "Kaboom". I don’t think I will be looking up your director/screenwriter Gregg Araki’s back catalogue anytime soon, but someone else will.

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Juno Temple, Thomas Dekker and Haley Bennett in the film "Kaboom". Photo by Marianne Williams. James Duval as The Messiah in the film "Kaboom". Photo by Marianne Williams. "Kaboom" writer/director Gregg Araki. Photo by Marianne Williams. Juno Temple and Thomas Dekker in the film "Kaboom". Photo by Marianne Williams. Juno Temple as London in the film "Kaboom". Photo by Marianne Williams.