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Storytelling

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Storytelling

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
87 minutes
Limited Release Date:
01/25/02
performer:
Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Julie Hagerty, Mark Webber, Robert Wisdom, Noah Fleiss, Lupe Ontiveros, Jonathan Osser, MIke Shank
director:
Todd Solondz
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
11092
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B-

In his latest bulletin from the New Jersey school of existential nausea — actually, two unrelated tales linked as ”Fiction” and ”Non-Fiction” — filmmaker Todd Solondz reveals how much he cares what others think of him, daring a visitor to come up with any criticism he himself can’t put forth first. And the cleverness undermines an otherwise fascinating worldview, even while a strong cast — including Selma Blair, Robert Wisdom, Paul Giamatti, and Mark Webber — works hard in service to Solondz’s bleak vision of suburban misery. B-

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