Ken Park (2002, USA/FRA/NED) C-98m. ** D: Larry Clark. Starring Adam Chubbuck, James Bullard, Seth Gray, Eddie Daniels, Zara McDowell, Maeve Quinlan, Stephen Jasso, Wade Williams, Tiffany Limos, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Amanda Plummer, Larry Clark. Suburban drama from the maker of KIDS (1995) follows a few working-class teenage kids with dysfunctional families and shows how sex pervades their (bleak) lives. Film has its lyrical moments but adds a few too many deliberate shock scenes. Its open depictions of sex will put off quite a few viewers. Cowritten by Harmony Korine.

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