Ken Park Reviews
however this is real. To the heart, this film is about underbelly of the real america you dont see. The america where a son kills his parent with a claw hammer while they sleep. The amreica where a ginger shoots himself in the face because his girlriend left him.
It really is about real life, but you might miss it because it so gross in detail, It is the reality of the united states totally gross yet entirely unbelivable, enough so that is passes you by as a terrible film.
Make no mistake this is the modern original underbelly it opens an entire genre of film making, and i would know because im brittish. its so grotesque in so many ways yet it has its beauty.
i just wouldnt want to own it. which is why i threw my copy in the bin.
Created out of the journal of writer Harmony Korine, the 90 minutes long (approx) movie starts with the suicide of a teenage boy, name Ken Park, setting up the plot that happened before that incident.
The movie pens the stores of four different individuals of a small neighborhood in California.
Shawn a high-school student having a sexual relationship with his his girlfriend's mother without letting anyone aware.
Claude, a skate-board fanatic, living with his job-less father and mother who is expecting another child, spends time with friends taking drugs and watching porn magazines. One night his drunken father tries to sexually abuse him prompts him to leave the home.
Peaches, only girl among four of them, lives with his father who practices religion very strictly. One day he finds that his daughter having sex with his boy-friend which make him furious and ended up in organizing a quasi-marriage with the girl so that she can remain virgin.
Tate, the creepiest among all, a boy without any girl-friend or friend, always verbally abusive to his grand-parents, decides to kill his grand-parents in the middle of the night because he fancies that they are both liars and cheaters. After the gruesome stabbing of his grand-parents, he finds that act have given him sexual pleasure.
The movie ended up with a threesome between Claude, Peaches and Shwan. The last scene of the movie reveals the reason behind the Ken Park suicide in where he confesses that his mother should have abort him.
Stuffed with multiple sub-plots, the movie depicts the struggles, confusion and desires. Termed as erotic or pornographic, this movie is more than just a movie with sex scenes. The realistic approach of the movie partnered with unique lighting portrays the dysfunctional lives in a more grayish manner.
I only saw at least 60 to 70% of "Ken Park" because the content had upset me to an extent. This controversial film was just not my cup of coffee & I can't stop thinking about it - all in all, it was pretty sad & despairing.