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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » Movie Review: Gummo

Movie Review: Gummo

Probably the most horrific and graphic depiction of the horrors of American life. It displays a profound sense of indecency, defeat and struggle in a place where, in theory, such behavior and life shouldn’t exist. But in the aftermath of a tornado, Xenia, OH is just that.

Killing and selling cats to the local Chinese restaurant, huffing glue, sex with retarded prostitutes are the horrors you might expect from some far-away urban cesspool, but are all major aspects of this middle-american town.

The rest is just flotsam and jetsam: some disturbing, some meaningless, some beautiful. A gender-confused boy struggling to keep his brain-dead grandmother alive is one of the more compelling facets I found in the film, although it doesn’t even come close to capturing a fraction of the film’s insanity.

Although I found it annoying at first, the brevity of the dialogue makes it that much better. When your down, lost and been that way for a while, how much can you say about it? The soundtrack emphasizes the fact that the town has declined.

I wouldn’t watch it intoxicated, and it made for a pleasant Sunday afternoon re-watch. A film like this has a lot of odd things that I didn’t catch the first time, and was just as entertaining on it’s second viewing as it was the first.

3.5/5

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