Sunday, May 23, 2010

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Last night I watched the film, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The film stars Julianne Nicholson as a grad student studying the sexual attitudes of men. Through her interviews she hopes to gain insight about her own failed relationship with John Krasinski's character.

Initially, I hated this movie! The first half was nearly unwatchable. The story is told in a nonlinear way and the main character has a very passive role. Nicholson's character merely listens to interviews and strangers' conversations for nearly the entire film. The lack of interaction between characters makes much of Brief Interviews tedious to watch. If you can endure the first half of the film, then you will be rewarded with an interesting interpretation of the contemporary attitudes of men.

Overall rating: B

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