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      The Doom Generation

      R Released Oct 25, 1995 1h 10m Drama List
      55% Tomatometer 40 Reviews 62% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Teens Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Red tends to create combustible situations -- for example, a trip to a convenience store leads to a clerk getting decapitated. Afterward, the trio voyages through small-town America, where Amy is accosted by various men claiming to be her lovers, and she and Jordan find themselves drawn to Xavier. But can any amount of sex lift the sense of doom hanging over them? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Striking to look at, though often offensively opportunistic, this mainly comes across as a throwaway shocker with energy to spare. There's not much thought in evidence though. Jan 14, 2011 Full Review Variety Staff Variety A nihilistic comedy about a trio of alienated youngsters, pic is bold not only in its art design, but also in its narrative and tone, a mixture of satire and horror with heavy dosage of steamy sex and macabre violence. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy Variety Inspired by Godard's classic Band Apart, Araki's fifth feature is his most audacious and most technically accomplished film to date, reflecting the larger than usual budget and gained experience. Rated: 4/5 Jun 20, 2006 Full Review D.M. Palmer Vague Visages Gregg Araki envisages the final decade of the century as a rampant forest fire of kitsch and catastrophe... Nov 9, 2023 Full Review Sean Burns WBUR’s Arts & Culture It’s hard not to admire Araki's obnoxious audacity. The film is a sustained, 83-minute affront to decency and good taste. Jun 18, 2023 Full Review Matt Cipolla The Spool In The Doom Generation’s America, the outsider is untethered to reality. Fantasy colors its spurts of rage and chaos, an amoral ejection of the physical and emotional. Jun 16, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Troy M A brilliant showing of what it's like to live as an outcast. A definite moving picture as we see the characters evolve. Time is lost money evening means nothing in the tragedy awaits. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review Zachary F I loved this film so much. What makes this film a masterpiece, at least to me, is the writing, performances, cinematography and the three main characters relationship. There is kinda of a story but not really at the same time, which I loved. I thought the writing was fantastic - some of the insults in this film I never heard of, and I wouldn't be surprised if Gregg Araki made up some of them. My favorite would have to be when Amy insults the fast food worker. Also, I thought the three main characters, Amy, Jordan, and Xavier (or as Jordan calls him 'X'), were written really well. Their relationship felt really real, and I actually cared about the characters the three of them have great chemistry. I also loved some of the dark comedy in the film. The performances are fantastic. While there are some moments where the acting was eh, in my opinion, it makes this film more camp than it already is. Rose McGowan is great as Amy Blue - she gives a fantastic performance. I loved how her character was basically a female sigma. Jonathon Schaech is so fucking good as Xavier Red. Xavier is kinda of a dick, but Jonathon gives this charming performance that really makes it hard to hate Xavier, at least in my opinion. James Duval gives an amazing performance as Jordan White. He is like the center of the main three's relationship, and James portrays Jordan in this innocent and naive way, which I think is brilliant and works really well. The cinematography is gorgeous. My favorite shot would have to be of Jordan throwing down the yoyo while fog is in front of him. The direction by Gregg Araki is excellent. The first film I watched of his was Mysterious Skin, which, in my opinion, is a masterpiece of cinema. I noticed a similarity in terms of direction - some scenes feel really dream-like, and I think that adds to the surrealism of this film. Especially when everything the main three buy costs 6.66 and how a lot of people mistake Amy for someone else. I also love how this film has an apocalyptic feel, and I think that, along with Gregg Araki's direction and the fact that this film is very nihilistic, makes it even better. The production design is top-notch, especially when the main three are in the hotels. I hope the production designer Thérèse DePrez got a lot of money for this film because her production design is incredible. The way the film was stylized and shot reminded me a lot of Natural Born Killers, which is another film I love. The film says its a heterosexual film by Gregg Araki but it should say a homosexual film by Gregg Araki because some of the scene with Xavier and Jordan are so homoerotic i was shocked they didn't have sex or at least kiss The soundtrack for this film is 100/10 it introduced me to artists i havent heard of before and its defintely in my top 5 favorite movie soundtracks of all time Overall, a fun (kinda), horny, camp, hilarious and intense masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/28/23 Full Review Steve D An aimless mess of a film. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member It perfectly knows the kind of film it is and takes it to another level, achieving his own freedom but giving it a black psycho twist at the end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Gregg Araki's yucky dark comedy. A cult film extraordinaire. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny and the script has some good lines. There are also some worthwhile site gags. But ultimately pointless, which might be the point. Watching McGowan kept me interested. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Teens Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Red tends to create combustible situations -- for example, a trip to a convenience store leads to a clerk getting decapitated. Afterward, the trio voyages through small-town America, where Amy is accosted by various men claiming to be her lovers, and she and Jordan find themselves drawn to Xavier. But can any amount of sex lift the sense of doom hanging over them?
      Director
      Gregg Araki
      Producer
      Andrea Sperling, Yves Marmion, Gregg Araki
      Screenwriter
      Gregg Araki
      Distributor
      Trimark Pictures
      Production Co
      Desperate Pictures, Why Not Productions, Blurco
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 25, 1995, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Apr 7, 2023
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 7, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 10m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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