Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

On DVD: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Running Time: 
80 minutes

John Krasinski makes his directorial debut with Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, a film about Sarah Quinn and her graduate studies on men. The film consists of interviews with a variety of men, all who give their impressions of women and how they live their lives. Eventually, this lead to Sarah looking into her own problems she's faced with men and is ultimately able to reconcile some past issues.

Brief Interviews isn't flashy or action packed. It's actually kept real simple but has a lot of artistic feel to it. Scenes are spliced with different audio to create a certain illusion as the story unfolds. It really makes you look at it in an entirely different way.

The acting is decent. All the individuals being interviewed each have their own quirks and traits that make them stand out. One of the guys even only has one arm, which he uses to his advantage when picking up ladies. Then there's this other dude who can't stop naming every little detail he loves about women. It kind of makes you wonder if he actually does love women or if he's just saying it, if you know what I mean.

Julianne Nicholson and John Krasinski are the two main characters in the film, aside from all the interviews. Their relationship is probably one of the most complicated, one you won't fully understand until the end of the film. Like the rest of the characters, they each have their quirks as well.

There isn't anything real fancy about Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. It relies on its story to do most of the talking. The film definitely isn't going to be for everyone but I still suggest checking it out, especially if you're a fan of Krasinski's work.

Matt Rodriguez
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