Ken Park (2002)
USA / English
"Who are you?
"It's about several Californian skateboarder's life and relationships with and without their parents.
Everybody, please STOP pretending Larry Clark is a genius!!!
Ugh, I should have known better...Ken Park - the third installment in
Clark's portraits of teenage alienation - is even worse than Kids and Bully.
This guy deserves his status and reputation of artistic film-maker as much
as I deserve the Nobel peace-price. I hope, when all the hype cools down,
more and more people will realize that he's nothing more than an untalented
and dull cineast who's only out to shock audiences. When watching his films,
I get the idea that his only goal is to get banned and censored in as much
countries as humanly possible...because that provides him with an easily
deserved cult reputation. The story and especially the characters in Ken
Park are pathetic, uninspired, empty and not at all that offensive... And
this film is completely arrogant and egocentric. You can actually hear Larry
Clark thinking: "Oh, look at me...I'm controversial". Bah, how pitiful.
There's nothing artistic about explicit and outrageous sex scenes (read:
semi-pornographically scenes)! When I first saw this film - at a festival -
the public spontaneously started to applaud at the close up of a
masturbation sequence...Why, why...WHY, I ask?!? If things like
masturbation, sodomy and incest can be considered 'artistic', then why is
everybody embarrassed to admit they watch porno? Ken Park is a soporific and
utterly annoying anthology that unites a couple of messed up teenagers (and
their even more messed up parents) you don't care about to begin with,
anyway. I surely hope your VCR-player has a fast-forward button! Yet, the
most hilarious statement I keep hearing is that Larry Clark movies are
eye-openers and realistic portraits of society nowadays...What a load of
nonsense is that? Life isn't like this and surely people aren't as stupid
and depressing as Clark pictures them. And if you think they are, you should
go out more...or at least start to watch better movies.
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