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Brief Interviews with Hideous MenDavid Foster Wallace's 1999 short-story collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men has been turned — by writer-director John...Brief Interviews with Hideous MenDramaPT72MUnratedDavid Foster Wallace's 1999 short-story collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men has been turned — by writer-director John...2009-09-23Dominic CooperTimothy HuttonJohn KrasinskiDominic Cooper, Timothy Hutton, John Krasinski
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

(Jojo Whilden)

B-

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Genre: Drama; Starring: Julianne Nicholson, Ben Shenkman, Dominic Cooper, Timothy Hutton, John Krasinski; Director: John Krasinski; Author: John Krasinski; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

David Foster Wallace’s 1999 short-story collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men has been turned — by writer-director John Krasinski (The Office) — into a blunt, scrappy, intermittently perceptive drama. It’s a series of toxic-pill relationship vignettes broken up by interviews with the male characters, most of whom prove, beneath their ”enlightened” liberal-humanist facades, to be lying, lecherous, brutally self-justifying…men. ? At times, the movie could have been called Me and You and ? Every One of the Bastards We Know, but Krasinski preserves Wallace’s whooshing roller coasters of words, powered by the fuel of confession. B-

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Originally posted September 23 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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