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337 Ratings

True Stories

Directed by David Byrne
United States, 1986
Cult, Comedy, Musical


Director David Byrne (of Talking Heads) takes an outside-looking-in glance at Texas and Texans in True Stories.

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True Stories Directed by David Byrne
Deeply funny and free-spirited, True Stories is a nuanced, acutely perceptive mosaic of a film, a merging of comedy and music and art.
December 03, 2018
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A sharp yet gloriously sugarcoated satire on corporate America, and a serious mood-enhancer, from the endearingly offbeat, tabloid-inspired characters—played to perfection by the likes of John Goodman and Swoosie Kurtz—to the sensational music.
November 02, 2018
It is hard not to fall head over cowboy boots in love with David Byrne’s impressive first film True Stories… Though the visual creativity which the Talking Heads have always been known for bursts from nearly every shot (the most splendid culmination being found perhaps in the mesmerizing fashion show) it’s the characters which give the film its absurd, yet strangely familiar, flavor.
June 30, 2017
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