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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men -- A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

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John Krasinski (screenplay)
David Foster Wallace (story)
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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men. | Full synopsis »
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Peculiar adaption of a contemporary character study See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Julianne Nicholson ... Sara Quinn

Ben Shenkman ... Subject #14

Timothy Hutton ... Professor Adams / Subject #30

Michael Cerveris ... Subject #15

Corey Stoll ... Subject #51

Chris Messina ... Subject #19

Max Minghella ... Kevin / Subject #28

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Evan / Subject #28

Will Arnett ... Subject #11

John Krasinski ... Ryan / Subject #20

Will Forte ... Subject #72

Joey Slotnick ... Tad / Subject #59

Clarke Peters ... Subject #31

Dominic Cooper ... Daniel / Subject #46

Benjamin Gibbard ... Harry / Subject #20 (as Ben Gibbard)

Bobby Cannavale ... Subject #40

Christopher Meloni ... R / Subject #3

Denis O'Hare ... A / Subject #3

Josh Charles ... Subject #2

Frankie Faison ... Subject #42

Malcolm Goodwin ... Father of Subject #42

Rashida Jones ... Hannah

Marin Ireland ... Samantha

Lorri Bagley ... Airport Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Cannon ... Cafe Dad (uncredited)

Cheryl Cosenza ... Girlfriend #2 (uncredited)

Lucy Gordon ... Hitchhiker (uncredited)
Julie Lamb ... Teacher (uncredited)
Corinne Palermo ... Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Krasinski 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Krasinski  screenplay
David Foster Wallace  story collection

Produced by
Kevin Patrick Connors .... executive producer (as Kevin Connors)
Thomas Fatone .... associate producer (as Tom Fatone)
Chris Hayes .... associate producer (as Christopher Hayes)
Eva Kolodner .... producer
John Krasinski .... producer
Yael Melamede .... producer
Dori Oskowitz .... associate producer
George Paaswell .... line producer
Michael Schur .... associate producer
James Suskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Mohler 
Nate Wood 
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Zene Baker 
Rich Fox 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Rovira 
 
Set Decoration by
Cristina Casanas 
 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
 
Makeup Department
Joseph Farulla .... assistant makeup artist
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Danielle Blumstein .... unit production manager
Patrick Gibbons .... production supervisor: re-shoots
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... second assistant director
Anne Marie Dentici .... second assistant director: reshoots
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Kevin Pazmino .... second second assistant director
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Kim Thompson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Boyd .... charge scenic painter
Anna Butwell .... property master: reshoot
Travis Child .... scenic
Isaac Gabaeff .... property master
Bobbi Jo Gonzales .... assistant property master: re-shoot
Liza Handziak .... lead painter
Arlo Hoffman .... assistant property master
Gavin A. Holmes .... carpenter
Kim Korba .... scenic
James Maher .... set dresser
Melissa B. Miller .... art department coordinator
Richard Moran .... construction grip
Michael Powsner .... set dresser
Niquan Riley .... on-set dresser
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Bowker .... supervising sound assistant
Frank Clary .... foley editor
Neil Danziger .... boom operator
Tim Elder .... sound mixer: reshoot
Sean England .... foley artist
Will Files .... sound re-recording mixer
Will Files .... supervising sound editor
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Claire Houghtalen .... boom operator: reshoot
Michael Kirchberger .... dialogue editor
Scott R. Lewis .... sound recordist
Charlotte Moore .... post production sound accountant
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Richard Quinn .... dialogue editor
Adam Sanchez .... additional sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Chelsea Manifold .... prosthetics
Paul J. Mason .... prosthetics
Carl Paolino .... prosthetics
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hilary Benas .... camera loader
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator: "a" camera
Alan Blagg .... key rigging grip
Stephen Consentino .... steadicam operator
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera
Micah Eisenmann .... electrician
Michael Fuchs .... camera production assistant
Anthony Gamiello .... key grip: reshoot
Daniel Giddings .... grip
Jamison Grella .... additional electric
Andrew B. Hansen .... best boy electric
Josh Ingalls .... best boy grip
Mark T. Karinja .... lighting technician
Mike Kirsch .... additional grip
Larry Lewinn .... company electric
Paul C. McKenna .... crane technician: Technocrane
Adam Miller .... first assistant camera: second camera
Adam Miller .... second assistant camera
William Newell .... gaffer
Paul Niccolls .... grip
Jeff Panessa .... grip
Timothy Reilly .... additional rigging grip
Liz Sales .... second assistant camera: second camera
Steve Siddell .... additional electric
David Stern .... key grip
Paul Swan .... company grip
Christopher Vidaic .... grip
Ryan Webb .... generator operator
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Jessica Kelly .... casting assistant
Paul Schnee .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonja Cizmazia .... wardrobe supervisor
Jackie Freeman .... additional costumer
Michael Kale .... costume intern
Carol McLennan .... assistant costumer
Angela E. Thomas .... assistant costume designer (as Angie Thomas)
 
Editorial Department
Jason Crump .... dailies colorist: Mega Playground
Greg D'Auria .... assistant editor
Michael Kaz .... assistant editor
Robert Leaton .... colorist: dailies
Joan Malloch .... post-production coordinator
Patrick J. Smith .... first assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Jana Pennell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music consultant
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Greg Koller .... recording engineer
Colleen Stewart .... music coordinator
Alice Wood .... music editor
 
Other crew
Ted Beck .... set production assistant
Anthony Blanco .... production assistant: first team
Nate Braeuer .... assistant location manager
Rebecca Breckel .... script supervisor
Jacqueline Brogan .... script consultant
Nicole Bukowski .... accounting clerk
Jeff Chena .... stand-in
Alison Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator
Anne Marie Dentici .... set production assistant
Jen Dougherty .... assistant to producer
Dan Gloeckner .... key set production assistant
Brett Jutkiewicz .... set production assistant
Rachel Konstantin .... stand-in
Mike Lane .... client services
Jack McDonnell Long .... production assistant
Jenny Lovin .... production assistant
Sam Mank .... production assistant
Katie Martin .... production intern
Paul Myers .... assistant accountant
Kevin Pazmino .... production assistant
John Portnoy .... titles
Adam Rettek .... production intern
Joe Robinson .... assistant coordinator
Joe Robinson .... assistant production coordinator
Eddie Serrano .... set production assistant
Ryan Smith .... location manager
Joseph Sousa .... production assistant
Michael Stewart .... additional production assistant
Marisa Vrooman .... assistant location manager
Amy L. Weishaar .... background production assistant: re-shoots
Kathy Welch .... post production accountant
Michael Wiggins .... production accountant
Wendy L. York .... script supervisor: reshoots
 
Thanks
Ashley Arrison .... the producers wish to thank
Jon Brion .... the producers wish to thank
Christopher Ciancimino .... the producers wish to thank (as Chris Ciancimino)
Micah Green .... the producers wish to thank
John Carroll Lynch .... the producers wish to thank
Thomas McCarthy .... the producers wish to thank
Sam Mendes .... the producers wish to thank
Mark Merriman .... the producers wish to thank
Jason Reitman .... the producers wish to thank
Mike Sablone .... special thanks
David Schwimmer .... the producers wish to thank
Adam Shulman .... the producers wish to thank
 

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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 backgroundSee more »
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References The Night of the Hunter (1955)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Peculiar adaption of a contemporary character study, 25 January 2010
Author: exitmusic7 from Australia

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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