Honestly, I don't believe this film has much "thematic purpose." But that's not the point; this is a different kind of film: it is a film that wants to capture an image and the emotions and thoughts attached to that image. Those who have seen this have a lot of difficulty describing why they find it so moving and precious, a sign that it is deeply, truly moving.
What can you really say about a movie like this one? It's an experience, one every movie lover should have once. I know I was uncomfortable throughout, but I still haven't decided if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Wanna say that everything is rotten? Please do find your own original way to say it. Don't manipulate me, don't aggressively provoke me. This is a tacky display of "my generation". Please, Mr. Korine, save your cats, save the retarded whores, god save ChloŽ Sevigny.
Not even remotely close to being shocking, breathtaking, revelatory or whatever the fuck else. Jokes are funny enough to make you smile, not laugh. The black metal soundtrack is...interesting, kind of funny, not really a plus. Really, the director is just a pretentious dickhead and this is hipster trash.
It's an interesting, original and fresh film, which details the moral downfall of a town after a tornado. It has some scenes you won't find anywhere else, and it's pretty much the only movie about killing cats for a profit that I know of. It's pretty much a new take on drama, instead showing a linear storyline it shows seemingly disconnected images which tell the story of a destroyed town and it's residents. Plus, the ending is great in my opinion, It makes great use of the song "crying".
Harmony Korine should die in pain and suffer really long before that, same goes for the people financing that stuff. I think it was after the third dead cat and the tenth retarded person that i turned it off
A movie that shows the darkness and trash and reality in the lives of people that you can find in any rural area that's poor enough. And in Virginia there's plenty of those. This movie just captures so well everything that a movie has the capabilities to be. It presents the plot in such a way beyond what many movies present, and it shows that the quality of the work is not hindered by being so different. And not just different to be different, but doing what suits the tone and images perfectly.