Gummo (1997)

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Directed by: Harmony Korine
Starring: Jacob Reynolds (Solomon), Nick Sutton (Tummler), Chloe Sevigny (Dot), Carisa Glucksman (Helen), Darby Dougherty (Darby), Jacob Sewell (Bunny Boy)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:29:03
Genres: Teensploitation, Violence Against Animals, Gay-CrossDressing-Transsexual, Depressing, Old-Young

Plot – Spoilers:
Set in an Ohio town a few years after a destructive tornado, Gummo captures the despondent lives of some of the residents, particularly the teenagers.

Tummler and Solomon are friends, more importantly, business partners – they kill cats and sell them. There isn’t much else of a plot. Instead, through short vignettes we get a sense of the mood in the town. There are scenes of animal cruelty, underage sexual activity including Chloe Sevigny who plays the oldest teen sister kissing a young mute in a bunny hat and Solomon having a meal while in a dirty tub.

Depending on your personal experiences, you will see the characters in Gummo as pathetic lowlifes or feel a sense of empathy and sympathy for them.

2 thoughts on “Gummo (1997)

  • May 9, 2020 at 12:11 am
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    Movie quality is good, but I was let down with the lack of follow through of what appeared to be effed up scenes. Good movie if you are an artsy film student.

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  • June 29, 2020 at 1:20 pm
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    This movie is insane, but charming in a way.
    There are alot of interesting/zany scenes, the plot is non-existant and the characters are kinda of captivating/entertaining (fav had to be Tummler), even if some of are sad wretched/pitiful lowlifes or bunch of weirdos.
    This movie is quite insane, but I recommend if you like Harmony’s work/John Water’s kind of movie !! >:^]

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