The 4K restoration of Gregg Araki’s Nowhere is a stylized foray into the nightmare world of adolescent highs and lows, but more than that, it functions as a study of an entire generation and the direction they’re headed. Where The Doom Generation seemed to be a wake-up call,
Nowhere is more of a reflexive inquiry into the destiny of the seemingly apathetic youth who place more emphasis on style than substance. An ensemble piece with James Duval (star of all three of the films in the Teen Apocalypse Trilogy),
Nowhere features a cast that mixes well-known faces—Ryan Philippe, Christina Applegate, Debi Mazar, Heather Graham, Guillermo Diaz, Denise Richards, Beverly D’Angelo, Shannen Doherty, and Tracy Lords—with up-and-comers.
Restored and remastered, Araki’s final version includes scenes omitted from the original release due to rating restrictions. Nowhere is a sexy and wild ride, so buckle up, remain seated, and enjoy the ultimate fast trip to oblivion.
“Sexy, psychedelic, dementedly funny… It’s like Clueless with nipple rings.”
– Dennis Dermody, Paper
- Rating: R
- Genre: Indie film/Drama
- Runtime: 1h 22m minutes
- Director: Gregg Araki
- Year: 1997