Classic Film Review: Trash Humpers (2009)

So I just finished watching Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers…

Trash Humpers is a loose collection of clips chronicling the adventures of a strange clan of rednecks. They go around their local area and smash things, hump things, and interact with the inhabitants of their area, even graduating to killing people.

I’m struggling to even write a review for this movie. But I think I love it is the main thing.

And why I love it is it is Harmony Korine’s mission statement as a film maker distilled into its purest essence. It looks to challenge convention, transgress against film making norms, and make you question what movies can be.

The shitty video cameras, the incredibly loose narrative structure (it’s buried deep, but if I rewatch the film, I may be able to discern its story), the characters and performances, it produces this feeling of unease and makes you so uncomfortable. It makes you feel dirty for even watching it, and that’s what I think the movie succeeds at.

Overall, this is an incredible transgressive work of art. This film is not for everyone, but those who can penetrate the deep hide of this film, you’ll come to learn why Harmony Korine is such a polarizing yet accomplished director.

9.5 out of 10

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