Storytelling Synopsis
An aspiring writer (Leo Fitzpatrick) and a filmmaker deal with problems.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A movie that advances the career of a demonstrably gifted filmmaker, a fearlessly funny movie whose laughs draw blood, a bracingly...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I saw it a third time. By then I had moved beyond the immediate shock of the material and was able to focus on what a well-made film it...
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75

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Cleverly mocks the modern chronicler, raising questions that linger long after the film is finished.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Solondz has finally made a movie that isn't just offensive -- it also happens to be good. He's still shouting, still violating our...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Solondz is a courageous social commentator and a canny provocateur at the same time. He'll never get to Hollywood if he stays on this...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Almost as uncompromising, and sometimes as funny, as "Dollhouse" or "Happiness."
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Although Solondz's view is omniscient, as a filmmaker here he condescends to his characters' innocence, ignorance and bigotry, making him...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Solondz should have called this one "So-So Storytelling."
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Solondz's refusal to frame his dark, misanthropic impulses with an overriding point-of-view seems a cheap copout for a film whose title...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A provocative but eventually dislikable two-part film that dares us to dislike it.
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Rated R | For strong sexual content, language, and some drug use