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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

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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Country:

USA

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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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Both Alysia Reiner and Adam Scott have both appeared on 'Law and Order' See more »

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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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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Tomorrow's Coming
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Your basic confronting old family issues indie movie
5 February 2010 | by jimchevaSee all my reviews

Ah, the art of the indie movie... A slightly quirky (in this case sometimes cruel quirky) character, some complicated family relationships (with back story, of course, meted out at the usual pace), a lot of long slow shots of someone lost in thought while melancholy music plays, moody chiaroscuro close-ups, the inevitable acoustic guitar with a soft, almost whispered voice over it, a central, often ritualistic event (this time it's Thanksgiving - it could have been a funeral or a wedding) that brings long-separated characters together, an entirely predictable if not always believable mating dance, a few touches of self-consciously crass humor (just enough to show we're dealing with a rebel)...

The actors are all good, and it's a joy to see J. K. Simmons move in this particular territory. Very nice photography, too. But it's way too long and almost a parody of slow indie pacing. Not a bad film, if you haven't seen too many indies. If you have, and are waiting for the wonderful surprises the best of these can bring, in this case I fear you'll end up feeling, "Here we go again...."


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