The Shape of Things Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The Shape of Things the Movie

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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 VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

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

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