Storyline = Completely meaningless in the large scheme of things

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Story is a vastly overrated and broad and fuzzy concept.
What exactly is a story? Is it the more or less arbitrary thread that binds the key events/emotionally intense moments of the movie together?
In that case you might as well substitute it with something else (within reason).

Binding the elements of a fictional work together (characters, situations, environments etc.) with a story is just a mnemonic technique. Not something of vital importance. It's just an aid to focus the brain on the real important stuff in the work, and for it to be able to recall it later (really two sides of the same coin).