A very interesting concept.
Stories We Tell actually addressed my main issue right away: why should I care about this one family's story? Every family has a story.
Sarah Polley interviews several family members and friends of the family on their "secrets" mostly involving her deceased mother. The film is laid back, everyone looks comfortable in their homes, and I'm sure to them, these stories are very interesting.
I love Sarah Polley. She's easily one of my favorite female writers/directors out there today and I saw this mainly for her, but unfortunately, what they said at the beginning was true. I don't really care about her family history. That sounds a bit harsh, especially when I love when Polley writes, but it's true. I think the concept of this documentary was great and unique, but at the end of the day, I was just kind of bored with it. It's not the worst documentary I've seen this year, but it's the least memorable. I don't even have anything to add to this review, and that's unfortunate. It had no staying power.
Memorable Quote: "They all agreed on mom's character." - Sarah Polley