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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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Professor Adams / Subject #30
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Subject #15
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Subject #51
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Subject #19
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Kevin / Subject #28
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Evan / Subject #28
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Ryan / Subject #20
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Tad / Subject #59
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Daniel / Subject #46
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Harry / Subject #20 (as Ben Gibbard)
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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

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Don't say you weren't warned... listen in.

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19 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breves Diálogos com Homens Horríveis  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$27,935 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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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 »

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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.
[sighs]
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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Peculiar adaption of a contemporary character study
25 January 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Walking into the cinema, I didn't know what to expect. I'd read David Foster Wallace's book years ago and I enjoy The Office (Particularly Krasinski's performance) but I was doubtful the two would be able to cross over successfully. While I certainly will say that I was wrong, there are quite a few flaws that the movie has. First off, certain aspects of the film felt undeveloped. From the book, I realized that she'd asked a question before each interview that we weren't able to hear, but in this for the uninitiated you were expected to rely on various lines scattered across the movie to solve it all. Secondly, Julianne Nicholson, while an interesting character felt undeveloped (Which I understand was the purpose of the movie, for her to be disconnected) but other than her, there weren't any other characters for the audience to grasp onto and truly connect with (One of the key rules of all movies: That you should allow the audience to quickly gain an emotional connection with the character from their back story and not simply rely on it from the point that they're the main character) Other than those minor viewpoints though, I must say that I was impressed with Krasinski's debut and with such a difficult source material he did a fine job and I have certainly gained respect for him. I would advise this movie perhaps for watching and re-watching in an attempt to understand the movie entirely and all of its little subtleties.


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