Parents' Guide to

True Stories

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Quirky David Byrne-helmed musical is aimed at adults.

Movie PG 1999 99 minutes
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True Stories, much like its star Byrne, very much has its own sensibility. Byrne, who serves as narrator and guide to the residents of Virgil, clearly adores these characters, and though they each have their own unique mannerisms, they are also much like all of us. It's easy to find reasons to identify with all of them.

But don't look too hard here -- there's not a whole lot of story and there's not a whole lot of action. Really, this is a sweet look at not-very real people, who serve as a canvas for the rest of us to get a good luck at what makes any of us into who we are. There's an artist at work here, Byrne, who has a definite vision of what he's trying to make. Some people might not get it, and some might not appreciate it. But those who do will find something real in these true stories.

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