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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 January 2009 (USA)
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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

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

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Breves Diálogos com Homens Horríveis  »

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

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$27,935 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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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.
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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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Sterile, pedantic, contrived, too artsy, self important
29 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Couldn't finish watching this film. It used the contrivance of men being interviewed to create an exposition on male / female relations.

I found it choppy (quick cuts between scenes and interviews and even within interviews). It pontificated and had the stilted quality of a stage play. The interviews were uninteresting and stereotypical monologues and the men were mostly caricatures. While it tried to be deep, it was deep in the way an undergraduate is deep (meta criticism within the film itself) - a fist full of knowledge, poorly digested and portentously revealed.

The lead actress was a passive doll throughout most of what I saw with whom I neither empathized or cared. I didn't care about any of the characters, and the construct of people talking to the camera outside the interviews was too self conscious.

It was a film school, self-conscious mess with no heart and too much head, uninterestingly directed.


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