Gummo

Gummo

A collage of anti-beauty, but one of complete honesty; poverty weaves through tragedy-both natural and inflicted-and lives are made of fragments violent and lovely. Formally, the often-fuzzy "home video" is an aesthetic mirroring the film's emotionality—everything is a bit dirty and often vile/warped, but that's truth.

Korine is so judgement free, certainly less than I am. It's my gut reaction to feel pity or anguish over certain living conditions, but I should probably just feel love, I should probably just see humanity erased in popular media. Like Malick in a cracked mirror.

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