Found these lists (twelve total which I've compiled) a couple years back and they slowly became my bible for weird…
The Vicious Kind
How would you protect someone from their first love?
A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
You know all of those quirky indie comedies about dysfunctional families? This is the brilliant, devastating, and dark antidote to that largely useless subgenre of independent film. The Vicious Kind is mostly a character study of Caleb, a truck driver who turns into an angry, bitter insomniac after his girlfriend cheats on him. When his sweet and innocent little brother Peter begs for a ride home from college for Thanksgiving, he bitches and moans about it until he meets Peter's girlfriend Emma. Caleb becomes obsessed with Emma and in a series of frightening and inappropriate encounters with her, they form an intense and sexually charged bond.
I've been a huge fan of Adam Scott since I saw him in one…
As I was watching Celeste & Jesse Forever for the fourth time the other night, I couldn't get director Lee Toland Krieger's previous film, The Vicious Kind, out of my mind. I realized that I had only seen it the one time back in 2009 when it was first released, so I was eager to embark on a rewatch to see if it affected me as much as it initially did at that time. I could recall specific scenes from it, particularly some intense and impressive bursts of dramatic acting from Adam Scott that I was very surprised by, but a good majority of the film I had forgotten.
I was pleased to find that not only did I still really…
Labeled as a "Comedy" I didn't find anything funny at all. But what I found was a dark twisted film, filled with some excellent performances. Adam Scott as the asshole older brother was really good. And the beautiful girlfriend of his younger brother played by Brittany Snow. It's a nicely put together indie film, of a dysfunctional family. A perverted father, who holds a grudge, on his insomniac eldest son. And The nice guy brings home his pretty girlfriend. So you know this can't end well. Overall it was well worth the time.
Adam Scott gives an excellent performance as man who may be content not picking up the post-breakup pieces of his life in "The Vicious Kind," a film about anger, family, and healing. Scott's Caleb, all neck-bearded and sad, leads this film that provides somber drama with a touch of comedy.
Lee Toland Krieger's film begins with a monologue by Caleb that sets the stage for his character. He is bitter and venting after a romantic relationship has ended and his bitterness pervades everything he touches. Caleb begins to heal, accidentally, with the arrival of his brother's new girlfriend, a woman who sparks rage, longing, and a host of familial conflicts.
"The Vicious Kind" could easily be written off as a…
I really can't explain why, but I fucking loved it.
A very under seen film. Adam Scott is great. It has it's moments of ineptitude but overall it's a really engrossing film. Darkly funny and deeply emotional.
not as misogynistic as i expected. surprisingly two sided. i felt for the lady and her struggle when i thought i was just gonna write her off. nuanced tension built nice and slow, kinda crazed, kinda sad. most of the movie they were playing the game and didn't realize it. is it still foreplay when they don't know they're doing it? feelings are weird. compulsion is a cliche both a gift and a curse. this move feels kinda hipster and i'm not even sure what that means but its'still pretty decent.
Strong comedic actors and dramatic performances appear to go hand in hand. Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, and lately Robin Williams are great examples with Punch Drunk Love, Stranger Than Fiction, and World‘s Greatest Dad under their respected belts. However, one does not get used to comedians taking on many of these roles. When they do, however, cultism forms around the performances that result. Adam Scott can now be added to that illustrious list.
Let me begin by stating that The Vicious Kind did not allure me in the art department. The cover art is a faded brown with no remarkable points of interest. The description on the back makes the film sound just as drab as the cover does. Here…
Snow melts at contact, tears of freeing.
It was both strange and impressive to see Adam Scott pull off a pretty serious role as a self-destructive raging misogynist, but aside from that this felt like a pretty basic indie. It seems to take a stab at exploring the roots of misogyny in the relationship between Adam Scott and his father played by JK Simmons, but ultimately falls flat due to some thematic murkiness toward the end.
Tipica película indie resultona. O a lo mejor no es tan indie pero lo pretende.
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Occasionally great; the lead performances from Adam Scott and Brittany Snow are really what make this film stand out among the rest of your standard indie fare.
the damaged walk in dangerous waters when believing their own intent.
Remains one of the more criminally overlooked indies of the last ten years. Adam Scott's performance is a revelation.
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Casually lumping these into one massive heap as if it was a complete genre of its own (which it kinda…