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The Vicious Kind (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  17 January 2009 (USA)
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A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.

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Peter Sinclaire
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The relationship between two brothers, a father trying to connect with his sons and the young woman who gets between the three of them. The story begins when Caleb Sinclaire reluctantly picks up his brother Peter at college and brings him and his new girlfriend Emma home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Caleb, who recently broke up with his long-time girlfriend and is wary of relationships, warns Peter that Emma will end up hurting him, but he can't stop himself from being drawn to her. As Caleb's infatuation with Emma grows, he must decide whether to act on his feelings or protect his brother's first love. Written by Anonymous

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How would you protect someone from their first love?

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Caleb Sinclaire: You know they're all whores, right? All of 'em. I'm not just talking about the little skanks that hang out around your dorm, or frat, or whatever. But actually every woman you've ever known, and every woman you'll ever meet - Mom, Grandma, Aunt Ellen. The fact that they're related to us doesn't make any difference. Cause at the end of the day, given the right set of events, they *will* fuck you over. For the sole reason that they have a vagina, and they can.
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Superb Acting from Adam Scott
21 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was scrolling through the movies one day on Netflix and came across this movie. In the small picture it looked like Ashton Kutcher was in it. When I pulled it up to see more information about it, I didn't see his name in the list of cast members. But I saw where it had one several Independent Spirit Awards. So with me being a big independent film fan I thought I'd give it a chance and watch it.

I was engaged from the first scene. When I first saw Adam Scott in it, all I could think about was Derek from Step Brothers. He honestly surprised me, though. He has some serious acting range in this movie. He plays his character so well that you forget all about his unforgettable role as Derek. He's now Caleb, a very bitter construction worker who seems to view all women as vicious and cruel whores. His brother, Peter, is dating Emma (played by Brittany Snow); a sweet young woman with jet black hair and a smoking habit that she tries to hide. But Adam Scott is still able to pull of his comedy genius as his cold and dark humor really puts a smile on your face once you get to know the character and realize he's harmless.

Caleb is driving his brother and his girlfriend to his father's house for Thanksgiving. But Caleb and his father don't get along and haven't spoken in almost a decade. Caleb drops Peter and Emma off and then goes and stays in a motel. Caleb has pretty bad insomnia which stresses him out and makes him prone to sudden outbursts of anger. He is very comical but in a dark and subtle way. He becomes infatuated with Emma and most of the story is the interaction between her and Caleb. One of the most memorable quotes from the movie occurs when Caleb is contemplating having sex with Emma even though she is still dating his younger brother, Peter. Something about how he doesn't want to hurt his brother but he doesn't know any other way to teach him a lesson about how harsh women can be. It's certainly a very deep scene.

It's difficult to find a good drama with real-world humor. The dialogue between Caleb and everyone he meets always has this cold, humorous, and subtle message. It's definitely a must-see.


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