Gummo

Gummo ★★★★

An empathetic depiction of the marginalized does not (and should not) preclude their absurdity, nor their cruelty. Romanticized, sterile depictions of the poor and disadvantaged notably fall flat when applied to white trash, whom the majority will write off as myopic invalids. Junkies, schizos, drifters, hicks, nowhere town, USA.