Divine Comedy for the '80s

The Lying Woman (Jo Harvey Allen) leans across the restaurant table and confides that the reason for her amazing psychic powers is that she was born with a tail. Yes! Her mamma had it surgically removed and kept it in the medicine cabinet, "right between the 4-Way Cold Tablets and the monkey blood." Which is about where, in the cinematic scheme of things, True Stories fits. Right between a 4-H rally and the Monkees' Head. Between Dallas and Paris, Texas. Between Charles Kuralt and Fellini. Between David Letterman and David Lynch. Between everything you forgot about rock movies and nothing you...

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