MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 64 this week

Gummo (1997)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 19,927 users   Metascore: 19/100
Reviews: 397 user | 46 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Gummo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gummo (1997)

Gummo (1997) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gummo.
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mister Lonely (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny
Kids (1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
Trash Humpers (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Travis Nicholson
Umshini Wam (2011)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Hector Bezuidenhout
Ken Park (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.

Directors: Larry Clark, Edward Lachman
Stars: Adam Chubbuck, James Bullard, Seth Gray
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Lotus Community Workshop centers on a motivational speaker named Val Kilmer.

Directors: Harmony Korine, Jan Kwiecinski, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Val Kilmer, Rachel Korine, Igor Sergeev
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to a hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle
Bully (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a true story. Naive teenagers plot to murder one of their own, who has been too much of a bully to them.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips
December (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Brandon Zellars
Stars: Jacob Sewell, Courtney Adams, Crackhead Johnny
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An experimental film originally shown as an art installation in Manhattan by Harmony Korine. It involved left-over footage from his directorial debut "Gummo", projected on three separate ... See full summary »

Director: Harmony Korine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick Sutton ...
Lara Tosh ...
Girl in Car
...
Darby Dougherty ...
...
Dot (as Chloe Sevigny)
Carisa Glucksman ...
Helen
Jason Guzak ...
Skinhead #1
Casey Guzak ...
Skinhead #2
Wendall Carr ...
James Lawhorn ...
Cowboy #1
James Glass ...
Cowboy #2
Ellen M. Smith ...
Ellen
Charles Matthew Coatney ...
Eddie
...
Boy on Couch
Edit

Storyline

Xenia, Ohio, is a small poor and boring city that never fully recovered after a tornado in the 1970s. Teenager Solomon and his slightly older friend Tummler, have nothing to do but kill time, buying glue to sniff and get high. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ohio | tornado | cat | transvestite | sex | See All (98) »

Taglines:

From the creator of KIDS See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive depiction of anti-social behavior of juveniles,including violence, substance abuse,sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 1997 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Os bons Malandros  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,820 (USA) (17 October 1997)

Gross:

$19,820 (USA) (17 October 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Solomon's eating spagetti in the bath, there's a piece of bacon taped to the wall behind him. Says Werner Herzog: "When I saw a piece of fried bacon fixed to the bathroom wall in Gummo, it knocked me off my chair. [Korine's] a very clear voice of a generation of filmmakers that is taking a new position. It's not going to dominate world cinema, but so what?" See more »

Goofs

During the arm wrestling scene, the number of bottles on the table changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon: [voiceover] Xenia, Ohio. Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado hit this place. It killed the people, left and right. Dogs died. Cats died. Houses were split open, and you could see necklaces hanging from branches of trees. People's legs and neck bones were sticking out. Oliver found a leg on his roof. A lot of people's fathers died, and were killed by the great tornado. I saw a girl fly through the sky, and I looked up her skirt. Her skull was smashed. And some kids died. My ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Rooster
Performed by Almeda Riddle
Written by M. Okrun
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Alpha Film Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Startling
23 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Set in Xenia, Ohio, Gummo feels like a deliberate riposte to Hollywood by its creator, Harmony Korine, whose penchant for subversion was already evident in his screen writing debut for Larry Clark's Kids (1995). Eschewing linear narrative, Korine explores, through the use of vignettes and bizarre episodes, the cat-killing escapades of its two protagonists and weaves this quest around a set of unrelated but bizarre events taking place in Xenia. There is no sense of a story, only a mood, and that mood fluctuates wildly from revulsion to surprise. By giving voice to those marginalized from society, Korine paints a startling portrait of landlocked America, one at odds with the Hollywood cliché of its inhabitants. There are many unforgettable scenes and yet it's not an enjoyable film, but it challenges, provokes and pushes the margins - and that in itself is worthy.


56 of 81 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen. Ana_Jay
bathtub scene coolmode69
Why did you decide to watch Gummo? jacob_sigo
how graphic is the animal violence? egyptianshumba
Why did you watch Gummo? skippy31111
Are these real people? BHoeffer68
Discuss Gummo (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?