When they do have money in their hands they fund various forms of debauchery from huffing glue to paying to have sex with retarded women.
Each scene further isolates the characters that inhabit the world of Gummo. What impressed me the most about this film was the framing of one memorable image after another.
The women of the town are represented mainly by three sisters. The boys listlessly drift through their days, killing cats in order to sell them. Was this review helpful? I praise the director for simply doing something different. He reminds me of Gummo where despair and malaise plays like a sort of lifestyle.
But if you want to see a movie that is cutting-edge and well ahead of its time, then rent this one. Gummo is a classic case of style over substance.
I think Director Korine was trying to leave people with impressions and feelings. As he drives off, he repeatedly says to the women "nothing new for trash like you.
Sign in to vote. Whether you like this film or not, its impossible to forget. A Surprisingly Unique Movie cjshan 10 January I will admit that the reason I rented this movie was because of the numerous reviews that I read about how unbelievably bad and pointless this film was. Plus, this film has what I think is one of the greatest lines in recent movie history.
Watching him in his Letterman interviews gives me a clue to all this: A little girl, holding a picture of Burt Reynolds with the mouth ripped out, chants incessantly, "I want a moustache, dammit! Solomon asks Tummler if she will ever wake up, and we get the sense that Solomon is really asking if they will ever wake up.
It only took me a few minutes to realize why so many critics hated it, which was the very reason I liked this film. The females on the other hand obsess mainly about the same things you would expect young women to obsess about, boys, their looks, and finding their lost cat.
Gummo is a series of dark sketches which focus mainly on the young inhabitants of Xenia, OH, a town that we are told has been devastated by a tornado some years earlier.
Each scene sucks a little bit of life out of its already lifeless characters.
And that is really the core of Gummo—an exploration at the ways we become alienated from life during our formative years.In case of Gummo, the movie doesn't need even a plot to shock the watcher and being so immersive.
Ok, what is interesting on a plotless, amateur,storyless and pointless film? I. 'Gummo' is a very strange little film.
Its documentary realism is rather captivating, the bizarre people we see appear to be completely real. There's no plot to speak of, its just an insight into underclass America%.
Inthe film was tossed back into the limelight through the surprising outlet of primetime television talent show, ‘The X Factor’, where one its contestants opted to sing a rendition of Roy Orbison’s ‘Cryin’’ and cite its provenance as the film Gummo.
Jan 01, · Gummo was the Marx Brother who never made a film. Not only is he not mentioned in this movie, but there's no alternative explanation given for his name as 3/5.
REVIEW: Harmony Korine’s cult classic, Gummo () Trigger warnings for this film: Homophobia, racism, sexual abuse, abuse, animal abuse, natural disasters and drug usage.
Gummo was directed and written by Harmony Korine, and tells the story of Xenia, Ohio a few years after a devastating tornado which killed half of the town’s population.
The reviews about Gummo tend to center on the sideshow that is the grotesque nature of the film's imagery. There can be no doubt that Korine has set out to shock and horrify his audience, but if you can get past the almost violent nature of the repulsive imagery, there is a lot of meat left on Gummo's bones.Download