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