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Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 14 April 2011 (Netherlands)
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Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Harmony Korine

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Cast overview:
Rachel Korine ... Momma
Brian Kotzur Brian Kotzur ... Buddy
Travis Nicholson ... Travis
Harmony Korine ... Hervé
Seth Peterson Seth Peterson
Kevin Guthrie ... Plak
Charles Ezell Charles Ezell ... Twin
Crystal Crystal
Jennifer Jennifer
Roxxie Roxxie
Page Spain Page Spain
Chris Gantry Chris Gantry ... Singer
Chris Crofton
Paul Booker Paul Booker
Dave Cloud Dave Cloud
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Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.

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14 April 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

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Frotadores de basura See more »

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Harmony Korine's intentions were to distribute the film via mailing it to police stations, but eventually decided against it. See more »

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Hervé: Make it! Make it! Don't fake it!
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Single Girl, Married Girl
Lyrics and Music by A.P. Carter
©Peer International Corp.
With the authorization of La Societe D'Editions Musicales Internationales (S.E.M.I.) -Paris-France
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an antidote to glo-fi romanticism.
16 July 2010 | by theloamSee all my reviews

"Make it, don't take it, make it, don't fake it."

Anyone who has ever played with a 90's camcorder will be familiar with the colours and textures seen from the beginning in this film. This is not some nostalgic sun drenched glo-fi romanticism however, this s**t is dark. And this s**t sticks.

The very first scenes are all just seconds long and in them we are introduced to a number of odd looking characters. They appear to be old but clearly with enough vigour to grind/bang/hump/whatever garbage bins and trash pussy as if they were still in their youthful prime. They certainly seem to have much youthful mischief and we watch in a kind of distanced, disgusted trance as they defecate, smash televisions, let off firecrackers and tap dance.

Are we to judge these people? Are they real or are they actors? What will they do next? Will we stick around long enough to find out or will we leave the theatre? Are we laughing with them or at them or worse, are they laughing at us?

The introduction given at the start mentioned Lynch, Hitchcock and Jackass. In the future I think you need only mention Korine. Whether he is saying something intelligent or something dumb about American outsider society, whether he is merely holding up a mirror to us wherever we are we can not say he isn't an original, an auteur and a provocateur. Should this be a film for film students to study or should it be one that the weirdo's in class try and make you watch? The themes thrown up (maybe that should be shat out) are certainly interesting but why on Earth would you want to deconstruct what is essentially a bunch of drunken old juvenile delinquents laughing and embracing failure, f**king trees and living their version of the American dream?

The most shocking parts of the film are the sounds not the visuals, if anything I found it oddly easy to watch after the initial punches in the eyes, my ears however did just not get accustomed. In one scene a man tells the most offensive 'jokes' to a rapt audience, and there are many clips showing just how noisy America is, even at night. There is a constant buzz of electric lights everywhere, there is the traffic and there are the crickets. Its enough to drive someone insane.

This film is beat poetry. This film is soapy pancakes. This film is noise metal. This film is giving a birthday cake to a constipated man sitting on the toilet. This film is a headache. This film is trapping your d**k in your flies.


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