Kids (1995) Reviewed

KIDS (1995)
Larry Clarke has issues and they are on colorful display in KIDS. Clarke’s staple–young people in various stages of undress, borders on tasteless in many scenes. Following the scattered story of NY teens in trouble, it touches all the bases: drugs, sex, and AIDS — but mostly AIDS, which actually places it in the same category as sex hygiene films of old. If not taken seriously KIDS can be appreciated as overwrought, unrealistic trash. It’s essentially a hard R-rated After School Special. Famously, Harmony Korin was a teenager when he wrote the screenplay. Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson were the only two young thesps to emerge as working actors after this.
**

~ by Number5ive on November 30, 2008.

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