Gummo

Gummo ★★★

“Life is great. Without it, you'd be dead.“

I had heard a lot about this movie and how weird it is, so of course I had to watch it.
There isn’t really a story and we just follow a couple of different characters as they do random stuff that shows some of the ugliest, weirdest and saddest sides of humanity. 
This doesn’t sound that weird and the movie is shot in a very authentic way that almost makes it look like a documentary, but the movie has some surreal scenes too with weird actions and dialogue. Some scenes also had a weird voiceover and scenes occasionally had some weird creepy audio, that set a very unique tone for this very unique movie. 
I had heard that the movie was disgusting and hard to watch but I didn’t find it that bad. I mean it had kids sniffing glue, paying for sex, beating/shooting dead cats and eating spaghetti in a dirty bathtub, but it was not that graphic, though the bathtub scene was very uncomfortable. 
It was overall a very unique and artistic movie, but at the end I didn’t really feel anything or saw much meaning to it. I admire his vision and the way the movie is made, but apart from some scenes, I don’t think it is for me.

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