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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When you make it through this film it may feel as if you've chewed on broken glass. That's what this observant film does to you. I could see all along that Rudd was Weisz's little reclammation project so to speak. She always seemed to show sign in behavior as a manipulator especially when she told Rudd to choose between either her or his friends. In real life a person that Rudd was previously before Weisz's little manipulation makeover was someone who probably wouldn't get an attractive date. I could tell from there something wasn't quite right. The film is so clever and intelligent that by the end you really take a look at your own social mores. Relationships are presented here like a lab experiment and layer by layer they are dissected to show us how fallible we really are to each other. It would be easy for us to hate Weisz at the end. But doesn't she make sense..I thought it was cruel and there's no way I could dive right in an play a person like she does. Yet as I delve deeper into Neil LaBute's film I realize that his observant study makes a lot of sense. The characters in this film are really well created and the study of us as humans is pretty accurate. I hope no one else does this to a human being. It is in many ways inhumane. But it was an accurate assumption. *****/*****
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