True Stories is one of my first favorite movies. As unconventional as you would expect from Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, this musical comedy starring John Goodman, Swoozie Kurtz, and Spalding Gray will leave you feeling off beat and up beat.
Byrne based his characters on eccentric people he read about in tabloid newspapers and places them in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas during the “Celebration of Specialness”. The result is a truly delightful movie that never hits a wrong note, nor does it resemble any other mainstream “uplifting” film I've seen.
Byrne uses his quirky eye to capture some mundanely beautiful scenes and the Talking Heads provide their ever-wonderful music. A must for anyone interested in experimental narrative film or cult movies.