I watched Gummo (Harmony Korine, 1997) because my good friend Sam loves it and wanted me to see it too. That’s fun! So I got it and gave it a try. It was not what I was expecting. It was sure something.
This is a film about life in a little forgotten midwestern town. I can sadly relate to a lot of it. The people in this movie don’t necessarily remind me one-to-one of where I was raised, but the overall feeling definitely does.
The cat abuse was pretty hard for me to sit through.
But the rest of this movie was enjoyable, despite being a bizarre mirror reflection of the people who inhabit the areas of my past. It’s not something I plan on rewatching a lot, but I’m glad I saw it once and thankful to Sam for sharing it with me.