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The Shape of Things (2003)

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Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.

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While visiting an art museum, a nerdy college student named Adam meets an iconoclastic artist named Evelyn and is instantly smitten. As their relationship develops, she gradually encourages Adam to change in various ways that surprise his older friends, Jenny and Philip. However, as events progress, Evelyn's antics become darker and darker as her influence begins to twist Adam and his friends in hurtful ways. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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student | friend | art | museum | statue | See All (106) »

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Seduction Is An Art

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 November 2003 (UK)  »

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A Forma das coisas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$173,246 (USA) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$732,241 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Is the first film directed by Neil LaBute to not star Aaron Eckhart. See more »

Goofs

In the park scene where Adam and Jenny kiss, Adam's nose looks normal (Paul Rudd's real nose), but at this point he hasn't had the surgery yet. The surgery happens in the next scene, so his nose shouldn't have been normal in the park scene. See more »

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Phillip: I just hope the next time we pass each other, I recognize who the hell you are.
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Connections

References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Love Field
Written by Elvis Costello
Performed by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Courtesy of Demon Music Group, Ltd., by Elvis Costello
By Arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Co. and Warner Special Products
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Sad ... Not the story, the filmmaking.
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the worst films I have ever seen. Trite, inconsistent, overdone characters spouting an endless spray of lip flap, ultimately betraying an idea which might have had impact in more capable hands.

I don't even know why I'm writing this, it doesn't even merit criticism. I want my 90 minutes and 9 bucks back.


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