Storytelling (2001)

Director
Todd Solondz

Main cast
John Goodman; Selma Blair; Robert Wisdom; Paul Giamatti; Leo Fitzpatrick

Genres
Comedy, Drama

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


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