True Stories

Byrne’s adventure into directing made for a totally whacky and deadpan trip through the heart of America: Texas. It’s a story of a small town, but moreso a story about the country at large. John Goodman, a mere kid at the time, shines through as a gentle bundle of a love. He’s searching for a wife and will stop at nothing: including the entire town dismissing his TV ads looking for female candidates. The entire film is narrated by Byrne, both by his voice and Byrne himself walking in and out of scene, sporting a three piece suit and a perfect cowboy hat.