John Krasinski of The Office makes his acclaimed directorial debut with this adaptation of the book by David Foster Wallace. After being abruptly dumped by her boyfriend, a graduate student (Julianne Nicholson of Law & Order: Criminal Intent) decides to interview a series of men about their reasons for behaving badly. What follows is an intimate portrait of the male species at their best, worst and most hilariously complex, confessing their desires, failures, frustrations and resentments. Academy AwardÂ® winner Timothy Hutton, Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace), Will Forte (SNL), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Chris Messina (Julie & Julia), Michael Cerveris (Fringe), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Krasinski himself star as just some of the interviewees in this darkly funny and savagely enlightening comedy/drama that electrified audiences at Sundance.
Will Forte,Julianne Nicholson,Bobby Cannavale,John Krasinski,Dominic Cooper,Timothy Hutton
John Krasinski makes his debut as a screenwriter and director with Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The film also marks the first big-screen project ever derived from the literary library of the late David Foster Wallace. When her boyfriend leaves her with little explanation, Sara Quinn (Julianne Nicholson) is left looking for answers as to what went wrong. Directing all her energies into her anthropological dissertation, Sara conducts a series of interviews with men in an effort to uncover the secret thoughts that drive their behavior. She thinks she can remedy both her heartache and her academic challenges with a new research project and begins conducting a series of interviews with men. As she records the astonishing and disquieting experiences of various subjects, Sara discovers much more about men and herself than she bargained for. Krasinski also co-stars in this dark comedy.