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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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really boring
16 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

College student Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson) conducts a study by interviewing men with stories of disturbing behavior. She also starts observing men in the outside world. She has dates with Ryan (John Krasinski).

Nicholson is playing it very passively. The interviews are visually extremely static. There are so many men as subjects that none of them are compelling enough to care about. I suspect that the source material is difficult to adapt. John Krasinski may not be equipped to do so much of the heavy lifting. In the end, he did not find a way to translate this into a watchable movie.

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