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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  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$732,241 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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In the original New York stage production of this play, Frederick Weller received the Lucille Lortel award for his performance. 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 »

Quotes

Adam: Next you're going to tell me that the handkerchief with the strawberries on it is missing!
Evelyn: I don't know that reference.
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Radio Silence
Written and Performed by Elvis Costello
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
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Labute's best work since "In The Company Of Men
23 December 2004 | by (The Center of the world) – See all my reviews

Heart wrenching and captivating look and relationships that is Neil Labute best film since his horrifying " In the Company of Men" Rachel Weisz literally hold the movie and the viewer in the palm of her hand with a supercharge performance that will be talked about for years and Paul Rudd does good as well as her object of desire. The movie starts off being one thing and ends up being something completely and terrifyingly different once it was over. This is one viewer who is still blown away by the climax and will probably always remember the lesson that was learned by watching this film. Special Thanks to Neil Labute and Rachel Weisz for making one of the most compelling movies ever made.


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