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”).