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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.

Director:

Lee Toland Krieger

Writer:

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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Storyline

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?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Interesting indie with interesting performances
21 April 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Caleb Sinclaire (Adam Scott) is an angry bitter drunken insomniac. His brother Peter (Alex Frost) has a new girlfriend Emma Gainsborough (Brittany Snow). They pick her up from college. Caleb warns him against all women, but he can't seem to get his mind off of her. Peter and Emma are staying with their father Donald (J.K. Simmons), and Caleb has a contentious relationship with their father.

This is definitely not the normal character that Adam Scott usually plays and it's far away from his nice guy persona. Caleb is unhinged and self destructive. It's a good performance from him as well as Brittany Snow. Writer/director Lee Toland Krieger has created a difficult dysfunctional family dynamics. The story has just a little bit of humor. I wish it had a bit more as well as more drama. It's an interesting little indie with some interesting performances.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Winsted, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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