by Crissa-Jean Chappell
If Storytelling is a lesson in self-criticism, it functions more like a navel-gazing excuse than an apology. Like Happiness, itís a monomaniacal tirade crawling with hapless people whom we can hold ourselves above and laugh at with disdain. Director Todd Solondz, the master manipulator, turns around and creates miserable situations to make these wretched characters seem sympathetic while admonishing us for sneering at them.
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