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11-07-2012, 03:06 PM
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Poked the bear!!!!!
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Stories We Tell: 8.5/10
This deceptively simple documentary about actor/director Sarah Polley's family (I don't want to say any more for fear of spoiling a movie that should be seen with as little beforehand knowledge as possible) brings to mind the old onion comparison - the more layers you peel, the deeper it gets. It is a remarkably clever way to tell what is not only a fascinating story, but what could have easily been told in a much more ho-hum, straightforward style by a less interesting filmmaker. It's warm, heartfelt, funny, emotional, courageous and entirely engrossing. Highly recommended.

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