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The Vicious Kind (2009)

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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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Lee Toland Krieger

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Lee Toland Krieger (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Adam Scott ... Caleb Sinclaire
Brittany Snow ... Emma Gainsborough
Alex Frost ... Peter Sinclaire
J.K. Simmons ... Donald Sinclaire
Vittorio Brahm Vittorio Brahm ... J.T.
Bill Buell ... Rocky
Alysia Reiner ... Samantha
Kate Krieger ... Molly
Jordan Reid ... Hannah (as Jordan Reid Berkow)
Anne Gill Anne Gill ... Waitress
Emily Jo Emily Jo ... Girl in Bar (as Emily Oehler)
Jim Ford ... Frat Boy #1
Kevin Rogers ... Frat Guy #2
Rebecca Nickeas Rebecca Nickeas ... Bartender (as Rebecca Bond Nickeas)
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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Both Alysia Reiner and Adam Scott have both appeared on 'Law and Order' See more »

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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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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Invisible Blues
Performed by Erik Janson
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Adam Scott all the way...
15 March 2010 | by mojojones77See all my reviews

'The Vicious Kind' maybe a harsher title than the movie actually is, but doesn't take away from the excitement that Adam Scott's classic manic anger and ass-hole remarks deliver to the film.

The film goes through Caleb's(Adam Scott)spiralling depression as hes dealing with a heartbreaking break up and having to be reminded of it based on the fact that his younger brothers girlfriend looks so much like his ex.

The problem with this film is its too straight forward, especially for now-a-days. It never really dives into who anyone really is or what they truly feel or does any of the issues in the movie ever get resolved. You never get to find out who Calebs ex really is, or that its wrong for Caleb to feel something for someone just because they remind you of someone you dated. This not explored makes for an unfulfilled movie with wasted ideas, but the performances are really the heart of the movie between Brittany Snow and Adam Scott. Alex Frost is alright here but his performance and character comes on to the stereotypical side making it boring, and J.K. Simmons is in a more tougher and rawer form than usual but basically does his usual shtick. Brittany Snow pushes herself in this role and is well casted. Her vulnerability plays well with Adam Scott's ass-hole attitude, pathetic state of being and sweetness, which varies through the movie making the movie more exciting and showing how good Adam Scott is at exposing the insecurities of a jaded character. Thats the heart of this movie, Adam Scott's good acting being exercised with this sorry S.O.B. of a character. 'TheVicious Kind' is a good movie mainly for the Adam Scott fan or for someone who doesn't mind a straight forward, real yet endearing movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alattomos érzelmek See more »

Filming Locations:

Winsted, Connecticut, USA See more »

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