I've never seen a repulsive (although there are plenty absurd movies out there) movie like this. During the course of watching this film, I screamed inside my head to gimme back my wasted 2 hours back into my life. Surprisingly, some people might like this movie! But, yes. This movie stays with you and stir your senses like crazy.
People from Xenia, Ohio are mostly poor and very simple-minded. They dwell their lives with dead-end jobs, get drunk most of the time, sitting in front of their porch, and doing nothing basically. Solomon (Jacob Reynolds) and Tummler (Nick Sutton) are two teenage boys who kill cats for living and sell them to a butcher so they can buy glue to sniff. Dot (Chloë Sevigny) is taking care of her sisters most of the time. Nothing ever happens in this town. Directed by Harmony Korine.
Now, I know a lot of people like this movie...why, I don't know. Maybe because this is a part of dogme style, which is understandable. But there is a line between pointless and bring awareness. There are many documentary-style movies out there that very nice and stays with you, in a good way. There are many dogme movies out there that I can tolerate. But this, not only it's pointless, it's messy. I was watching this in my film class, and many people left the room because they couldn't stand it. I stayed until the end because I felt bad for my film teacher, who seemed enjoying it. Yes, different movie has different interpretation with people. Some people might like it, some people don't. I am not one of those who can easily amused with a non-linear and anti-narrative style kind of movie. If there is a point in it, and done with more taste or different style, I might enjoy it. Believe me, this is coming from a person who likes creative movies. Harmony Korine is an upbeat weird guy director.
This movie is so real and disturbing, it peeks through an everyday life of white trash in rural America. A real honest and truthful examination about how these people profiles broad range of homophobia, racism, poverty, suicide, euthanasia, incest, sexual abuse, and inhumane behavior -- all in the day in small town USA, which I will never want to visit nor want to know, ever. What a hell hole. When these kids with their thick accent beat up and drown cats, people from my class got up and left the classroom. There is a scene that I wanted to hurl so bad, I looked away. It was when Solomon was taking a bath in a filthy water, eating spagetti, and his mom washing his hair, and there was a bacon taped on the bathroom wall. Oh. My. God. What was the point of this movie? Disturbing, and yet still compelling 'cause it's like a train wreck, which I couldn't help to actually care enough to make a review about it! This is a movie which is so depressing, I actually wanted to commit suicide right there in my classroom. The only thing that prevent me to kill myself was a song called "Crying Over You" by Roy Orbison. It was bizarre to hear a beautiful music in a dark and depressing movie.
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