Fine Line Features | Release Date: January 25, 2002
7.2
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Generally favorable reviews based on 25 Ratings
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ToddM.Feb 9, 2002
While I agree with Andy S. about the stories and characters being too rudimentary for good satire, I think that misses the point. This isn't meant as satire, but more as an expose of the hidden motives for storytelling. I'm not While I agree with Andy S. about the stories and characters being too rudimentary for good satire, I think that misses the point. This isn't meant as satire, but more as an expose of the hidden motives for storytelling. I'm not usually a big Roger Ebert fan, but his review here is very inciteful although his rating is too high in my opinion. My biggest problem was with the acting which I found overly stiff and self-conscious for material that already leans very far in that direction. But I'm still glad I saw this, and recommend it. Expand
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BKMJul 13, 2013
The biggest problem I had with Todd Solondz's pitch black and relentlessly cynical portrait of modern life is that there is not one single character in the whole thing who generates any sense of empathy or understanding. I'm not one whoThe biggest problem I had with Todd Solondz's pitch black and relentlessly cynical portrait of modern life is that there is not one single character in the whole thing who generates any sense of empathy or understanding. I'm not one who insists that moves all be warm and fuzzy, but it would be nice to at least be able to feel something for any of these characters. Instead they are all selfish, mean and self deluded individuals. The fact that I didn't have any response one way or the other to any of them or their actions suggests that Storytelling is not nearly as provocative as it is trying to be. Expand
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