Based on the book by David Foster Wallace, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN is a darkly funny exploration of men and their complex relationships with women. It is the debut feature by John Krasinski, best known for playing Jim on NBC’s “The Office” whose love affair with Pam (Jenna Fischer) brings a whole new level of emotionally true romance to network television. Sara (Julianne Nicholson) interviews men as part of her graduate study. Her intellectual endeavor has emotional consequences as she compares the twisted stories of her subjects with her own experiences. As Sara listens, she must reconcile herself to the darkness that lies beneath human interaction. Krasinski’s utter devotion to Wallace as a literary icon is palpable, as is the filmmaker’s talent with casting: the hideous men are played by such admired and award-winning actors as Ben Shenkman, Timothy Hutton, Chris Messina, Will Arnett, Will Forte, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Meloni, Denis O’Hare and Josh Charles. From IFC Films.
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Ratings and Reviews
Intense look at gender and relationships is best for adults.