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Ken Park (2002)
USA / English
"Who are you? "
It's about several Californian skateboarder's life and relationships with and without their parents.
Adam Chubbuck Ken Park
James Bullard Shawn
Seth Gray Shawn's brother
Eddie Daniels Shawn's mother
Zara McDowell Zoe
Maeve Quinlan Rhonda
Stephen Jasso Claude
Wade Williams Claude's Father (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Tiffany Limos Peaches
Julio Oscar Mechoso Peaches' Father
James Ransone Tate
Patricia Place Tate's Grandmother
Amanda Plummer Claude's Mother
Mike Apaletegui Curtis
Harrison Young Tate's Grandfather
Director: Larry Clark,Edward Lachman
Producer: Kees Kasander,Jean-Louis Piel
Writer: Larry Clark,Harmony Korine
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.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.0
Running time: 98 min (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) / Sweden
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3