Monday, May 14, 2012

True Stories (1986)

True Stories (1986)
Director: David Byrne
Stars: David Byrne, John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz

David Byrne plays his own weird self as he travels to Virgil, Texas to watch the Sesquicentennial (that means 150th) anniversary of the founding of the town. Along the way he meets some unique characters including Louis Fyne (Goodman) who places television ads for a wife, and a woman who just can't seem to tell the truth.

Six Things I've Learned from True Stories

1. Why isn't there more lip synch karaoke bars around? I would do a mean "Like A Virgin".

2. If you need something (like love or a new jetski) your best bet is to talk to the nice hip voodoo man/butler. He doesn't do windows to the soul.

3. That if people like the "Lying Woman" were near me, they could tell the story about how they got punched in the face by a crazy guy for talking about her secret love affair with Elvis.

4. As artificial as they are, I really miss real malls. None of that outdoor mall bullshit.

5. There is a hideously ugly kid singing with other kids about halfway through the film. See if you can pick him/her/it out.

6. My three piece suit made entirely of grass needs to be mowed at least once a week.