By Owen Gleiberman
September 23, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
Jojo Whilden

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

B-

David Foster Wallace’s 1999 short-story collection Brief Interviews With Hideous Men has been turned — by writer-director John Krasinski (The Office) — into a blunt, scrappy, intermittently perceptive drama. It’s a series of toxic-pill relationship vignettes broken up by interviews with the male characters, most of whom prove, beneath their ”enlightened” liberal-humanist facades, to be lying, lecherous, brutally self-justifying…men. ? At times, the movie could have been called Me and You and ? Every One of the Bastards We Know, but Krasinski preserves Wallace’s whooshing roller coasters of words, powered by the fuel of confession. B-

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

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  • Unrated
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