When Steve gave me this film to watch, he said I’d either love it or hate it. When a film is pitched to me like that, it’s actually pretty common for me to be somewhere in the middle on it, which I guess is weird. Anyway, that particular maxim holds true in this case.
This is a strange amalgam of a film, part rock concert, part vignettes of life in a small Texas town, part random scenes that are each interesting on their own but I have no idea how they tie together. Director David Byrne is one throughline, a narrator/tour guide type figure telling us about this Texas town where we find ourselves. John Goodman is another, as an earnest guy who just really wants to get married. Beyond that, it’s just a lot of random little bits of stuff that I found entertaining but had difficulty grokking as a whole.