Brief Interviews with Hideous Men David Foster Wallace's 1999 short-story collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men has been turned — by writer-director John Krasinski ( The Office ) — into… Brief Interviews with Hideous Men David Foster Wallace's 1999 short-story collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men has been turned — by writer-director John Krasinski ( The Office ) — into… 2009-09-25 Unrated PT72M Drama Julianne Nicholson Ben Shenkman Dominic Cooper Timothy Hutton John Krasinski IFC Films
Movie Review

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men | SNAILS AND PUPPY DOG TAILS Julianne Nicholson and Timothy Hutton explore the the male mind in Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
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SNAILS AND PUPPY DOG TAILS Julianne Nicholson and Timothy Hutton explore the the male mind in Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Sep 25, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 72 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Julianne Nicholson and Ben Shenkman; Distributor: IFC Films

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 Sep 23, 2009 Published in issue #1068 Oct 02, 2009 Order article reprints
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