Gummo

Gummo

This is a very hard movie to like, mainly because it does not follow a normal film structure. It is very loose and our main characters only take up a certain portion of screen time.  Much of the people who take up the movie are interesting, but start to feel repetitive and prevented me from enjoying it like a typical film.

However, Korine is trying to paint a picture of this part of society we don’t see on a normal basis, and it works. He achieves this by giving us unique characters and delivering it in a Guerrilla-like style that is rough around the edges. It feels like a documentary at times, and these characters on the screen feel like real people.  When we are given a narrative following our 2 protagonist, it is very gripping and visceral, as growing up in this type of place isnt very easy. The actions they partake in during their free time are messed up, and what they do for money is not very agreeable.

The film works, as Korine achieves his objective. Give this a shot if you can get a chance