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Storytelling (2001)

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

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Marcus (segment "Fiction")
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Amy (segment "Fiction")
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Elli (segment "Fiction")
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Joyce (segment "Fiction")
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Ethan (segment "Fiction") (as Steven Rosen)
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Melinda (segment "Fiction")
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Mr. DeMarco (segment "Non-Fiction")
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Storyline

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 Written by Fine Line Features

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 November 2001 (Russia)  »

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Untitled Todd Solondz Project  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$73,688 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$912,442 (USA) (22 March 2002)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There was a third story, with James Van Der Beek as a college student realizing his sexuality, which was subsequently cut out of the film. See more »

Goofs

Length of Scooby's joint when he and Toby first meet. See more »

Quotes

Scooby Livingston: You're a pervert?
Toby Oxman: No. Actually I'm a documentary filmmaker.
Scooby Livingston: Oh. You mean like "Blair Witch Project"?
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Scooby Driver
Performed by Belle & Sebastian
Written by Belle & Sebastian
Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing
Courtesy of Jeepster Recordings Limited & Matador Records, Inc.
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So? What´s new?
15 December 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

It surprises me to see the amount of positive comments for "Storytelling"; breaking taboos, daring the audience, etc.

There is nothing(!) new in this movie. It has all been done before, and what´s worse, it´s been done better! All the actors give a good performance (except the cerebral palsy guy), but without any development in their characters (in the first part), I just didn´t give a damn what happened to them. The second part at least had John Goodman and he is truly an actor, but unfortunately he cannot save a movie about how selfish people really are.

If you want to see a movie about selfish people that will get you mad, watch "Kids". If you want to see a gonowhere movie that you can discuss with your friends who all majored in "film" but are now unemployed, watch "Storytelling".


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