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This plays like a demented , warped satire of BEVERY HILLS 90210 and teen movies and culture of the 90’s.
The film takes place over one day in california. It follows a group of teen friends and their misadventures. Noreal solid plot as much of the movie just seems to happen not much seems actually planned.Though it’s a teen movie it definately is not for kids. It tackles all the usual subjects. Drugs (tons of them) Infidelity, Date Rape, Suicide, LOve, First dates, Butit also includes new ones like Zombies, Cross Dressing and Fetishes. The film also takes typical cliched characters and turns your pre-concieved notions of them and turns them on their ear.With characters named Dark, zero, ducky, Lucifer, Dingbat, Kozy, Hand Job, and Egg. you know this is not your typical film.
It’s has a very surreal stlye. The saturated colors in scenes. One character even has the lyrics of a song superimposed on his bedroom walls that surround him at every turn. It tries to be more punk style if film more then anything else
This is the third part of Greg Araki’s Teenage apocalypse trilogy though his film KABOOM deals with similar subjects. Truth be told this at the time was the first film of greg araki’s that i enjoyed. The film is a nihlistic piece of work as usual fro him in his early work. He calls this his first heterosexual film. As most of his previous work was considered gay cinema
Even though the film takes place in one day. the characters change clothes numerous times throughout the film.
This film is filled with both tons of cameos giving it a all star cast and filled with at the time many up and coming actors. The filmis filled with sex but oddly very little nudity. Though it does contain plenty of graphic shocking violence.
This film feels like a chance for the young stars of the film to distort whatever images they have in film and television. To show they have an edge and sense of humor. It also gives them a chanceto do a indie film. Which was the cool thing to do at the time. The film is almost like a time capsule to 90’s culture.
Itis a veautiful film to look at no matter how trashy it tries to be. The art Direction, Camera work are truly admirable, but in the same mindset. The film can make things beautiful, but also stomach turning even the characters.
Just like the film the soundtrack is very vivid itself. Scoring the film with uneasiness and energy.
This film is crazy and definately out there, but i can honestly say i enjoyed it enough to give it a mild recommendation.
- Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Being born and raised in Los Angeles I have come to the realization it’s a very odd place.
I was walking down Hollywood blvd. with a really cute guy when we suddenly stopped because he told me it was too weird “Like being in disney” or something. It’s a town with an absurdly large homeless population where, in an effort to do get change people resort to absurd extremes to stick out (A family that sings Beatle’s songs on the train, A man dressed as a pirate who sells pictures of himself for 5 bucks, a girl who claims to have cancer and whines for people to help). It’s also a place with street closures due to filming where you always bump into people making student films and tourist posing for pictures with people dressed as cartoon characters, welcome to Gregg Araki’s vision of Los Angeles
Nowhere is a movie about a city on the verge of the apocalypse (The rapture? Alien invasion?). Where a teenager and his assorted friends find themselves in situations sitcoms make “Very special” episodes out of. Sexuality is fluid, relationships come and go, and for some reason adults are all former TV stars. Definitely the kind of movie that requires several viewings. It’s just not the kind of movie you can easily summarize (all the poster tells us is that it has a “killer soundtrack”).
Superb Film and one of my favorite’s by Gregg Araki to date. A young teenager (James Duval) has a bad day as several of his friends are abducted by aliens, commit suicide or just get very messed up. The sets are colorful and so is the cast; Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) has a cameo, Nowhere also features Christina Applegate, a very young Mena Suvari, Beverly D’Angelo, Denise Richards, Traci Lords and countless others. (4.5/5)
- Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
Strange? Indeed. Good? Absolutely not. For even marginal enjoyment, moderate to complete inebriation is highly recommended. And I don’t say this for any contempt I have for the film, just that with a straight mind it’s completely nonsensical without third-party chemical stimulation. I was more entertained by the picture of the dinosaur with the gun than I was with any scene in the film. It’s poorly acted and isn’t nearly as clever as it thinks it is.
- Currently 1.0/5 Stars.
I saw this at 4 AM one night over the summer and was taken back by just how…strange it was. To this day, I’m not sure if I liked it or not, just that it was strange. A cast of some of the most dead people I’ve ever seen, random celebrity cameos, and aliens. All along a loose story of how these people spend their day and the paths they take. By the end some are dead, and others just confused. I recommend this for a late night viewing while knowing as little about the movie as possible to get the full effect that I got. Perhaps you’ll wind up with a slightly more stable opinion than I did.