'Storytelling' is comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present. Following the paths of its young hopeful, troubled characters, it explores issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation...
Unbalanced and uneven.
- Storytelling review by CP Customer
'Storytelling' is an uneven, disappointing two part film with the first part, 'Fiction' about a college student who breaks up with her boyfriend and sleeps with her teacher, and the second part, 'Non-Fiction', about a documentary filmmaker who explores the life of a dysfunctional family, focusing mainly on an alienated teen named Scooby. 'Storytelling' has plenty of the sharp eyed irony that you expect from a Todd Solondz film, but the first half, 'Fiction', makes little sense, and seems short and insignificant alongside the films longer and better second half. By the end you're left with a film which has an unfinished and unsatisfying feel to it. Nothing like Todd Solondz's previous two films 'Welcome To The Dollhouse' and 'Happiness', which are infinitely superior.