18 months of dating going nowhere
Araki even touches the more daily problems like popularity and faithfulness.The pivot in this hysterical bunch is Dark, an utterly confused, bisexual young man who's convinced that he's going to die soon.Dark is played by James Duval, an over-talented young actor and building up a solid cult-reputation through starring in other goodies like Donnie Darko' and May'.
Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. See full summary » A group of teenagers try to sort out their lives and emotions while bizarre experiences happen to each one, including alien abductions, bad acid trips, bisexual experiences, suicides, bizarre deaths, and a rape by a TV star.
All of this happens before "the greatest party of the year".
Simply put, this film is extremely COOL to look at!
The title is very appropriate because this film indeed leads to nowhere and it's Gregg Araki's view on the subject of teen-alienation.
Without even trying, he beats that other overrated director Larry Clark who takes himself way too serious anyway.
Nowhere constantly introduces kinky and eccentric characters, each and every one of them suffering from modern diseases and problems like drugs, eating disorders, nymphomania, hallucinations, aggression and even suicide!
All adult characters in this movie are known actors from sitcoms and comedies from the 70s and 80s.
Dark's Mom is Beverly D'Angelo from the Vacation movies, the Fortune Teller is Charlotte Rae from The Facts of Life, Bart's parents are Christopher Knight and Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch, Moses Helper the televangelist is John Ritter from Three's Company, the newscaster is Lauren Tewes from The Love Boat and Egg and Ducky's father is David Leisure from Empty Nest.
See more » What Gregg Araki presents to us here is nothing but good old-fashioned trash!
Giving us a taste of the glorious Russ Meyer reign during the sixties and seventies, which is a terribly ignored field of cult-cinema.