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The Vicious Kind -- There's nothing like love to bring family tensions to a boil in this intriguing dark comedy! When Peter Sinclaire brings home new girlfriend Emma, his brother, Caleb, finds himself irresistibly drawn to her.
The Vicious Kind -- 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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  (in credits order)

Adam Scott ... Caleb Sinclaire

Brittany Snow ... Emma Gainsborough

Alex Frost ... Peter Sinclaire

J.K. Simmons ... Donald Sinclaire
Vittorio Brahm ... J.T.

Bill Buell ... Rocky

Alysia Reiner ... Samantha

Kate Krieger ... Molly

Jordan Berkow ... Hannah (as Jordan Reid Berkow)
Anne Gill ... Waitress
Emily Jo ... Girl in Bar (as Emily Oehler)

Jim Ford ... Frat Boy #1

Kevin Rogers ... Frat Guy #2
Rebecca Nickeas ... Bartender (as Rebecca Bond Nickeas)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Bizik ... Captain of Bowling Team (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Toland Krieger 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Toland Krieger  screenplay

Produced by
Sheri Davani .... co-producer (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Dallas Dickinson .... co-producer
Dallas Dickinson .... line producer
Christopher Finefrock .... executive producer
Jeff Gross .... executive producer
Tim Harms .... producer
Ryan Horton .... executive producer
Lee Toland Krieger .... producer
Neil LaBute .... executive producer
Lindsay Lanzillotta .... producer
Andy Rudenstein .... executive producer
Mamta Trivedi .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Cardoni 
Cinematography by
Bradley Stonesifer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gino Roy  (as Regino Roy III)
Casting by
Rebecca Gushin 
Production Design by
Grady Cooley 
Art Direction by
Nadya Gurevich 
Costume Design by
Lindy McMichael 
Makeup Department
Lisa DelleChiaie .... additional hair stylist (as Lisa Delle Chiale)
Lisa DelleChiaie .... additional makeup artist (as Lisa Delle Chiale)
Tera Hardwick .... additional hair stylist
Tera Hardwick .... additional makeup artist
David Kalahiki .... key hair stylist
David Kalahiki .... key makeup artist
Rondi Scott .... additional hair stylist
Rondi Scott .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Mamta Trivedi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Dauro .... second second assistant director
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Scott Larkin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Bricker .... property master
Chris Ducher .... art department intern
Thorstein Foss .... leadman
Nadya Gurevich .... additional artwork: Caleb's room
Ian Noel .... set dresser
Tamera VanDyke .... props assistant
Sound Department
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound coordinator
Bryan Dembinski .... sound mixer
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoiza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... sound mixer: adr (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoiza)
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Allison Howe .... additional boom operator (as Alison Howe)
Amanda Jacques .... boom operator
Thomas W. Jordan .... additional sound mixer
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Mike Pipgras .... foley artist (as Michael Pigras)
Mike Pipgras .... sound effects editor (as Michael Pigras)
Mike Silvestri .... additional boom operator
Ben Zarai .... sound supervisor
Visual Effects by
Aaron Peak .... effects artist: Hollywood-DI
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Rogers .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... best boy grip
Julian Altbuch .... additional grip
Brant Beland .... gaffer
Jeremy Conley .... additional grip
David Dutkus .... additional electrician (as David A. Dutkus Jr.)
Patrick Garstin .... additional electrician
Rory Hanrahan .... second assistant camera
Samuel Herbig .... third electrician (as Sam Herbig)
Martin Hoffman .... swing
David Isern .... Steadicam operator
David Isern .... camera operator
Stephen Lamb .... additional second assistant camera (as Steve Lamb)
Drew Lauer .... additional electrician
Christopher Little .... additional photographer: Caleb's Room
Joe Mandeville .... additional grip
Steve McNally .... best boy electric (as Stephen McNally)
Ryan Minelli .... additional electrician
Tom Mone .... additional grip
Darrin Nim .... additional grip
John C. Reyes .... first assistant camera (as John Reyes)
Ethan Rosenduft .... additional grip
Gino Roy .... still photographer (as Regino Roy III)
Torrey Schoerner .... key grip
Jonathan Vendetti .... third grip (as Jonathan R. Vendetti)
Lukas Wolf .... camera loader
Rob Woolsey .... additional electrician
Nu Zhang .... additional best boy electric
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting (uncredited)
Adam Vincentz .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linde Aseltine .... wardrobe supervisor
Ryan Lennon .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Friedman .... additional editor
Aaron Peak .... colorist
Aaron Peak .... on-line editor
Joel Plotch .... consulting editor
Neil Smith .... digital intermediate supervisor: Hollywood-DI
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailes (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Cardoni .... music score producer
Wende Crowley .... music supervisor
Jonathan Lazar .... music supervisor
The Monarchs .... additional music supervisor
Danny Moynahan .... musician: musical saw
Doug Trantow .... music scoring mixer
Zach Urband .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
David Boyde .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jeff Blauvelt .... production technical advisor
Kate Bogli .... location scout
LeRoy Brown .... title designer
Derrick Caranci .... set medic
Adam Davids .... production legal services
Darren Dolcetti .... paymaster
Kathy England .... insurance: England Insurance Brokerage
Theresa Freund .... caterer
Danielle Gilbert .... assistant: Ms. Snow
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance researcher: indieCLEAR
Steven E. Krieger .... additional legal services
John Lanza .... accounting auditor: Kostin Ruffkess & Company
Aldo Lanzillotta .... production office coordinator
Jeffrey Marvin .... production accountant
Laurie McBride .... accounting auditor: Kostin Ruffkess & Company
Ian MacAllister McDonald .... production assistant: Los Angeles, Candleridge Entertainment (as Ian McDonald)
Kacie McMichael .... assistant: Mr. Krieger
Dylan Mitchell .... local intern
Lesley-Anne Morrison .... script supervisor
Colin Narducci .... set medic
Rebecca Nickeas .... assistant: Mr. Finefrock (as Rebecca Bond Nickeas)
Joseph Oxford .... set production assistant
J.T. Perkins .... location intern
Cindy Preston .... craft service
Elsa Ramo .... distribution legal services
Elsa Ramo .... legal services: talent
Sean Reynold .... set medic
Michael Russell .... assistant production office coordinator (as Mike Russell)
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... key production assistant (as Luke T. Sherman)
Bethany Thomas .... insurance: England Insurance Brokerage
Julian Tomasiewicz .... craft service
Alejandro 'Lex' Ulloa .... location production assistant
Jonathan Urband .... location manager
Lauren Vanderschuur .... production assistant: first team
Jeffrey M. Weber .... film runner production assistant (as Jeffrey Weber)
Amy L. Weishaar .... production assistant: background
Erik Bright .... publicist (uncredited)
Warren Zavala .... thanks

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and pervasive language
USA:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA (2011) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Portugal:M/12 | USA:R (certificate #45711)
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[first lines]
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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A truly powerful and masterful story about letting go while holding on, 6 April 2013
Author: naregian from United States

Rarely do I give films a 10/10, but this is strongly deserving. This movie has the most perfectly executed dark comedy I've ever seen. It has a truly hilarious, yet so dark and serious screen play. Perfect script-writing, perfect. This film had me laughing so hard and in a cheerful mood one minute, and then in a serious, dark mood the next. By no means is this a happy film, but the word choice and line delivery of Adam Scott just had me laughing, but I'll get to him later.

Honestly, there is not one unnecessary line, not one unneeded stare, not one superfluous action. While watching, I was waiting for a slip-up, maybe a stupid scene of dialog, or excessive profanity, or some flaw in the script but no, not one profanity is unneeded, not one sex scene is too much. Every single part of this film develops the characters and the plot as perfectly as you could imagine. Sure, you could make the case that this movie didn't need profanity or sex scenes, but without them, the characters wouldn't be the way the writer and director wanted to depict them.

Adam Scott, man he is good. I am so taken aback by how little critical and public attention this film got because Adam Scott is just so good in this film. You actually start to believe that he's like that in real life. He had me laughing out loud, yet feeling bad about it. He had me so emotionally attached yet disgusted by him. His line delivery is hilarious yet so cold. The way he brings his character to life is ridiculously believable. Brittany Snow was almost as good. She did amazing in her role and made it so true and identifiable to the audience.

This film is deeper than just entertainment. It is about the effects that not only love has on us, but also the desire, the yearning, and more importantly, the NEED for love, whether it be from a father, a son, a brother, a girlfriend, or a lover. This is a film about understanding when to let go of love, and when to accept new love, or re-kindle familial love. This is a film about knowing how to forgive, and how to be forgiven. This is a strong, strong film about how the way we deal with the past can change our future, and conversely, it is about how the future shouldn't be dictated by the past. Amazing, I know.

This is a powerhouse of a film, and is now one of my top 5 favorites ever. Do yourself a favor and watch it. An amazing, amazing movie.

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