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LaBute is back to his own skewed view of the world, taken from his 2001 play. Nebbishy Adam (Rudd) works as a guard at a college art museum. Evelyn (Weisz) is the art student who bedazzles him, and she begins to make him over into someone desirable, which angers his chauvinistic best friend Philip (Weller). But the "new" Adam sparks feelings in Philip's fiancee Jenny (Mol), who was once the object of Adam's unrequited affection. Never subtle, LaBute's intention to leave no cruelty unexplored is blatant and wears quickly. Despite the best efforts of the actors involved, the film's stage origins and LaBute's obvious direction combine to lessen the film's impact.

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Available on Running time 96 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from a Play, Museums, Romantic Drama, Rent-a-Cop
Screenplay
Neil LaBute
Cast
Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller
Cinematography
James L. Carter
Director
Neil LaBute
Music
Elvis Costello
Other
Richard E. Yawn, Joel Plotch, Christopher H. Lawrence, Lynette Meyer, Lynette Meyer
Producer
Neil LaBute, Gail Mutrux, Philip Steuer, Rachel Weisz, Working Title Productions, StudioCanal, Pretty Pictures, Focus Features

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