Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Paul Miller has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. In two days, he's going to kill himself. But in true Hollywood style, he's hired a film crew to chronicle his last moments.
While visiting an art museum, a nerdy college student named Adam meets an iconoclastic artist named Evelyn and is instantly smitten. As their relationship develops, she gradually encourages Adam to change in various ways that surprise his older friends, Jenny and Philip. However, as events progress, Evelyn's antics become darker and darker as her influence begins to twist Adam and his friends in hurtful ways.Written by
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I hadn't heard about this film and was almost turned off by reading the reviews on here as some of them are quite negative. I also do not agree with the it's not a date flick as i'm a female and would have loved to have seen this on a date. It would have offered some interesting discussion later. Was Evelyn (Rachel
Weisz really the villain in this flick as many people so easily point out? Yes, she was cruel in her manipulation of Adam (Paul Rudd) but if he hadn't have done
the things he did she would not have been able to do what she did at the end. Adam may have received a public humiliation but Evelyn endured private
humiliations and that is probably the reason she does not feel bad about what she's done. It's one of the more interesting movies i've seen of late very
refreshing in the role reversal and twist on banal cinderella stories like pretty woman, etc. It's only too bad most people would want to see and like a movie like pretty woman instead of the shape of things which makes you think about
human nature and relationships. I found myself identifying with both the male and female lead characters and thinking about my actions and the actions of
others in relationships.
The shape of things is very human, very real and i highly recommend it. I'm
glad to see Neil Labute back to fine form after more hollywood outings such as possession and nurse betty (which i didn't care for much) and look forward to see what he does next.
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