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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

2009 NR 1h 20m Blu-ray / DVD

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

2009 NR 1h 20m Blu-ray / DVD
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Grad student Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson) is perplexed by her endless string of romantic failures. Combining work on an anthropological dissertation with her quest for personal answers, Sara interviews an array of men, whose confessions range from banal to bizarre. Actor John Krasinski makes his directorial debut with this quirky comedy based on a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this indie relationship drama directed by The Office star John Krasinski based on the story collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace is aimed at adults. The subject matter can feel very heavy, and the characters who deliver the movie's intense monologues/conversations about the coolly detached -- and sometimes destructive -- ways that men interact with women are are deeply flawed. Expect some swearing (including words like "f--k"), sexual references, social drinking, and smoking.

Sexual Content

Men and women aren't shown actually hooking up, but some scenes depict men ogling women or picking them up. A couple is shown cuddling.

Violence

Though no one is physically hurt, some of the stories the men tell are demeaning of women. And in some, there's an undercurrent of hostility.

Language

Fairly raw. Everything from "damn" to "f--k."

Social Behavior

The movie presents a multifaceted, complex portrait of modern relationships -- there's no simple take-away here. Women don't have it easy, but neither do men.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking and smoking by adult characters.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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