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Nowhere

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Nowhere

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
James Duval, Gregg Araki, Rachel True, Heather Graham
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C-

Following Totally F—-d Up, and The Doom Generation, Nowhere is the third in writer-director Gregg Araki’s candy-colored, hyperkinetic, self-described ”teen apocalypse” trilogy about lost Los Angeles young people with too much time, money, and consumer product on their hands. As such, the beautiful and unmoored 18-somethings assembled here haven’t learned anything in this third go-round; they’re still lost in a swirl of straight, gay, and bi sex, drugs, slang, and pop culture, with alien abduction thrown in for good measure — a visual and aural overload that ultimately tires rather than conveys a feeling of f—-d up-ness. James Duval from The Doom Generation stars again as a dazed and dreamy hero; Rachel True (The Craft) plays his girlfriend, who also has eyes for Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Kathleen Robertson as a trashy rebel. Guest stars doing groovy, club-kid walk-throughs include Chiara Mastroianni and Debi Mazar (who play a dominatrix duo), Christina Applegate, Traci Lords, and Shannen Doherty. C-