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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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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$732,241 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Paul Rudd lost 25 pounds for the film. See more »

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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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Evelyn: Pornography is meant to titilate and excite you. I mean does a penis excite you? Any ol' penis? Did you like what you saw? Did it get you hot?
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References The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) See more »

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Radio Silence
Written and Performed by Elvis Costello
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
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Surprisingly surprising
4 September 2005 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

This film was absolutely not what I expected it to be. In the first half an hour, I even got a little bored, because it seemed like the story was going nowhere. Fortunately, I got my happy ending - no, not at all a film with a happy ending, just an ending that makes the film precious! It really makes you stare at the black screen, with the cast moving in front, and think about what you've seen over and over again. Of course, the brilliant play of Rachel Weisz cannot be left unmentioned, but I think that the others did a great job as well. "The Shape of things" is a film with actually just four actors and one great idea, and trust me, it is worth seeing. I am just wondering how would I feel the second time I watch it!


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