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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Subject #14
Professor Adams / Subject #30
Subject #15
Subject #51
Subject #19
Kevin / Subject #28
Evan / Subject #28
Subject #11
Ryan / Subject #20
Subject #72
Tad / Subject #59
Subject #31
Daniel / Subject #46
Harry / Subject #20 (as Ben Gibbard)


A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

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Release Date:

19 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breves Diálogos com Homens Horríveis  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,510 (USA) (25 September 2009)


$27,935 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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During a scene in Professor Adams' office you can see a copy of the David Foster Wallace's most famous work, 'Infinite Jest', sitting on the top of a pile of books in the background See more »


Ryan: I'm aware of how all this sounds and can well imagine the judgments you're forming, but if I'm really to explain this to you then I have no choice but to be... candid.
Ryan: Yes, it was a pickup. Plain and simple. And she was what one might call a granola cruncher. A hippy. And she was straight out of Central casting: the sandals, flamboyantly long hair, financial support from parents she reviled, and some professed membership in an apostrophe-heavy Eastern religion that I defy anyone to ...
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References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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Too artsy and indie to reach the audience
13 September 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The film is a movie adaptation from a play based on a series of short stories based on interviews with people about their intimate beliefs. As such, it is only expected to understand only half of it, enjoy only a part of the opinions of the people in it and maybe even dislike or be bored by it. When a director mixes the scenes and moves them back and forth in time, making obscure connections and playing with the perspective of the viewer, it only gets even more obscure.

That doesn't mean it wasn't well done. I appreciated both the ideas presented in the film and the ingenious mode in which the movie was montaged. The actors played well and the soundtrack completed the scenes perfectly. What I do mean is that I am sure I only got about 10% of what the makers of the movie wanted to express, and that is clearly a failure of communication.

Maybe other people got other 10 percents and so it was meant to be, or maybe I am not sophisticated enough to get it, yet this is my bottom line: a great story is not so much about the things happening in it, but on how it is told so that both author and reader/watcher understand the same thing and enjoy it together.

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