Gummo

Synopsis: Constructing this film through random scenes, director Harmony Korine abruptly jettisoned any sort of narrative plot, so here we go: Solomon and Tummler are two bored teenage boys who live in Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado swept through it, destroying more than half the town and killing the same amount, including Solomon's father. The film, from there, chronicles the anti-social adventures these two boys have. These include sniffing glue, killing cats, having sex, riding dirtbikes, listening to black metal, and meeting a cavalcade of quirky, bizarre, and scary people. These include a man who pimps his mentally ill wife to our anti-heroes, three sisters who play with their cat and practice becoming strippers, a black midget fending off the sexual advances of a troubled man (played by the director Harmony Korine), a 12-year-old gay transvestite who is also a cat killer, Solomon's mother who seems to be the only glimpse of sanity, two foul-mouthed six-year olds, and most importan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Harmony Korine
Production: Fine Line Features
  4 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
19
Rotten Tomatoes:
33%
R
Year:
1997
89 min
2,961 Views


l was real scared.

l didn't know if it was right...

but he would tell me

that we were having fun...

and what we were doing

wasn't wrong...

because he was my dad.

You guys didn't get very many

this time.

Yeah. lt's a scarce count.

Let's see.

Twelve, twelve and a half.

l'll give you thirteen.

lt's gettin' crazy, 'cause

things are startin' to thin out.

You know you guys

got some competition out there?

-What? Who?

-Jarrod.

-Who?

-Jarrod Wiggley.

You know the kid

that lives over by the school?

The one who takes care

of his grandmother?

l know that kid. He used to have

a sister in my class...

but she moved.

Her name was June Wiggley.

We used to call her June bug.

And l noticed something else.

The cats that's usually

out by the garbage cans...

they're not around anymore.

And the Chinese restaurant--

you know the one

that buys all my stuff?

The guy that owns it

had a heart attack and died...

so l guess they're getting ready

to go out of business.

l'm pretty smart,

if l say so myself.

Why is that?

This afternoon,

we walked into a fruit store...

and the clerk thought

l was some out-of-town hick.

''Those apples will be

two bucks each,'' he tells me.

That's where l outsmarted him.

l hand over a five...

And as he's about to give me

a dollar change, l say...

''Keep it. We're even.

''On the way in,

l stepped on a grape.''

You want this

by the cat or by the pound?

Don't matter.

l'll give you

a dollar a pound, then.

Hey, uh...

could you hook me up

with some glue?

What kind you want?

Not wood glue.

Not cement glue, either.

Do you have butcher's

model glue, in tins?

Yeah. l'm gonna go get it, man.

Who was it?

Who killed that little baby cat?

-Joseph.

-Was it?

Yeah. lt was ate up

with maggots, though.

They had to kill it.

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Harmony Korine

Harmony Korine is an American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for writing Kids and for writing and directing Spring Breakers, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely. more…

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