It comes with all the ingredients to make a bad movie: messy script, editing mistakes, faulty acting and cat mass murdering. But somehow it works, and provides some of the most iconic scenes I've ever seen.
Interesting. Bits of it worked and bits of it didn't (I really liked the cowboy kids scene). Overall, It's not as strong or as focused as Julien Donkey-Boy, but it's an interesting avant-garde nightmare.
I think the genius in Gummo is that there aren't different tragic or comedic scenes, but EVERY SINGLE MOMENT in the film is tragic and comedic at the same time. Instead of being forced to run back and forth forever between grief and high delight, the film engrosses you in an unsettling, poetic, nightmare dreamworld. It's a love story about the absence of love, it's a film about the void when love is gone.