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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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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?

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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

Aspect Ratio:

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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[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
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A smart, small cast, ensemble movie, engrossing once you let it hook you.
18 October 2010 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

The Vicious Kind (2009)

This sneaks up on you. At first you can't believe how awful the older brother is, mean and acerbic, but he's strangely perceptive and quick, too. Played by Adam Scott, he's really a wonder to watch, and he makes the movie. The other three main characters end up being strong but supporting roles, making for a great small ensemble performance. And they have a curious, not spectacular, but nuanced plot. It's filled with little clichés we are sure we've seen before, but it all has an odd arc to it, and a cutting, believable edge, and it takes on a life of its own.

This is only director Lee Toland Krieger's second film, and it shows a kind of deft handling of young people's problems that is precocious, and promising. Adam Scott has been knocking about for fifteen years, and has crossed paths with some of the best (he has been in some quality t.v. like "Six Feet Under," and was a secondary character in "The Aviator" among many others). The father in "The Vicious Kind," a pivotal character in explaining the motives behind the two sons, is that strong character actor, J.K. Simmons, who has trouble shedding his previous roles (including a more comic version of the same thing in "Juno").

A whole greater than the sum of its parts. Captivating. Not to be underestimated.


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