Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Adapted from the book by David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men tells the story of Sara Quinn, a graduate student in anthropology who's left feeling lost after her boyfriend breaks up with her and offers little… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ambitious but uneven, John Krasinski's adaptation of David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men tries hard but doesn't match the depth of the book.

Ian Buckwalter

Faced with the unenviable choice between honoring his daunting inspiration and telling his own story, the director shoots straight down the middle -- and misses both targets.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

Tthough this experiment doesn't quite succeed, there's enough intelligence and insight in this movie to make it worth the attempt.

Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

[Brief Interviews] is within the limits of the medium, a rigorous record of the process of thought.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Offers is the opportunity for a bunch of actors, many of them tethered to TV series, to deliver theatrical monologues pulsing with misogyny and narcissism. It's like second-rate Neil Labute.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

[Krasinski's] generosity of intent is really the main impression that remains. He read, he loved, and unfortunately, he did not conquer.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...far more successful as an actor's showcase than as a fully-realized movie...

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

I worry that this film is static enough and stiff enough that it's going to keep people away from discovering David Foster Wallace if they haven't read him.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Actor John Krasinski deserves credit for having the ambition to adapt material as difficult as David Foster Wallace's short stories.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Intense look at gender and relationships is best for adults.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A woman interviews men about their relationships with women and feminism. Throughout most of the first act of <i>Brief Interviews with Hideous… More
Walter M.
In "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," Sara(Julianne Nicholson), a graduate student, interviews various men about their sex lives for her thesis,… More
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Jeff Talbott
Dear John Krasinski: You are a talented and charming actor. I love your work on TV and have started to believe you might be a movie star too. So I have to… More
_kelly .King
It's quite simple really: I love it when a play is adapted to screen and maintains its stage-intended qualities. I usually loathe a multiplot; they are… More
Christopher Haskell
The film was overall alright. I was on the brink of laughing with Will Arnett, Will Forte, and a few other interviews, but was ultimately unimpressed by it all.… More