Ken Park (2002)
Average Rating: 4.7/10
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Filmmaker Larry Clark reunites with Kids screenwriter Harmony Korine, with some additional directorial assistance from cinematographer Ed Lachman, for this look at a group of troubled teens and their guardians living in Southern California. The film opens at a skate park, where a troubled character takes his own life; it then proceeds to chronicle the somewhat-interrelated lives of his classmates. The audience is introduced to Tate (James Ransome), a young man living in relative misery with his
Aug 31, 2002 Wide
Nov 10, 2003
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A ragingly controversial feature that makes it very tricky to distinguish between insightful and incite-ful.
Larry Clark's cinema has, if nothing else, very specifically delineated the line drawn by the American court's decency standards under the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act (generally referred to as "2257").
Here, finally, Clark takes the skankiness out of teen sex, making it into a romantic idyll.
Because the filmmakers cook up an equal number of touching sequences to match their disturbing ones, their portrait of disturbed America comes through clearly and effectively.
well-shot, but it is the only good thing that could be said about KEN PARK
Ken Park leads viewers, fans, and detractors to wonder, "What the hell is this guy doing?"
Pornografia infantil disfarçada de "arte".
This is a movie that lends a voice to a good chunk of the youth population. It's a voice that just wants to be heard. Is that too much to ask?
Less a film than a moment in time--at least that's what Ken Park's dreamy bookends would have you believe.
Parental figures are one-dimensional. Behavior becomes extreme and absurd, making the film laughable.
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July 7, 2006:Wassup, Larry Clark? Director Talks Teens and Breaking Bones
Photographer and director Larry Clark chatted with Rotten Tomatoes staffer Michael Campos-Quinn...