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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So Pretentious It Convinced Itself
13 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is so caught up in it's own revelatory ideas and themes that it comes off too strong and too pretentious. If a film wants to make a commentary on sexual dynamics and people's inner dialogues maybe it should let these stories tell themselves a bit more and let things develop a bit more naturally. I like monologues and cerebral conjecture just as much as the next guy but when it becomes exhausting and tiresome to listen to and the movie in effect starts to isolate me then it has failed in it's original objective. If your objective is to educate and be insightful you should probably make sure your audience still cares at the end of the film. I know it is just my opinion but this film turned me off completely even though I really wanted to see it.

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