A cornball mix of teen comedy, Sherlock Holmes style mystery and over-the-top sexuality, “Kaboom”, the latest from indie director Gregg Araki, is a mess of a picture yet some how manages to be an entertaining watch. Known for his teenage sex farces such as “The Doom Generation” and “Nowhere”, Araki broke new ground in 2004 with the intriguing and fascinating “Mysterious Skin” that starred the sensational and criminally underrated Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Sadly, he would take a few steps backwards just three years later with the disastrous “Smiley Face”. As a staple of the new queer cinema film movement made up of independent gay filmmakers, the director has made a name for himself over the years but his films are often times an acquired taste and may not appeal to all viewers. “Kaboom” follows ambisexual college freshman Smith (Thomas Dekker) on the verge of his 19th birthday as he parties a bit too hard one night and believes he may have hallucinated the murder of a young redheaded fellow student. More zany is the fact that Smith’s recent reoccurring warped dreams are finally starting to make sense and may help him through his crazy madcap alternate reality. His surfer roommate, Thor, and his bitchy lesbian best friend, Stella, all may be key in solving his dreamscape-like current life experiences. Lead actor Thomas Dekker is enjoyable enough and does not bog the film down with atrocious acting (an on-running trait of most Araki films). However, it is actress Juno Temple (of “Atonement” and “Greenberg”), who caps off this trippy ride of a picture and steals the show as Smith’s frequent heterosexual bedmate, London. Aside from his previous film (the aforementioned “Smiley Face”), Araki has become more tolerable as his films have progressed clearly peaking with the critically acclaimed “Mysterious Skin”. While some may bulk at the low-budget feel and amateur camera tricks found in his latest not to mention the multitude of sexual adventures weaved throughout the plot, those who are patient and willing to sit it out should be surprised by this fun and relatively painless film. “Kaboom”, which first premiered at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival and most recently screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, opens at Cleveland’s Capitol Theatre today.