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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 January 2009 (USA)
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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

Director:

John Krasinski

Writers:

John Krasinski (screenplay), David Foster Wallace (story collection)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
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A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

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Don't say you weren't warned... listen in.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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.
[sighs]
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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References Bewitched (1964) See more »

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Hideous? Oh yes.
18 August 2010 | by artemis-23See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but this was the most self-absorbed, void of emotion movie I've every seen. Monologues were WAY too long and had NOTHING to do with the supposed subject and story of the movie. It felt like it was drama written for drama's sake by a Yale lit major. The idea was worthwhile (but didn't deliver any message), and some of the editing was very good and interesting, but it was so jumbled in it's presentation, that I have no idea what I'm supposed to extract from this.

I couldn't wait for it to end and shuffled through the gentlemen going on and on about his father's job and through Krasinski's over-detailed description of the hippie girl's rape. It all felt like psychiatric deflection to me. And our protagonist said NOTHING. This movie wasn't about anyone or anything. I've not read any of the author's books, but somehow I can't believe the book had so little to say.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breves Diálogos com Homens Horríveis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,510, 27 September 2009

Gross USA:

$33,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,745
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2.35 : 1
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