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The Vicious Kind (2009)

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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.

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Lee Toland Krieger

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Lee Toland Krieger (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adam Scott ... Caleb Sinclaire
Brittany Snow ... Emma Gainsborough
Alex Frost ... Peter Sinclaire
J.K. Simmons ... Donald Sinclaire
Vittorio Brahm Vittorio Brahm ... J.T.
Bill Buell ... Rocky
Alysia Reiner ... Samantha
Kate Krieger ... Molly
Jordan Reid ... Hannah (as Jordan Reid Berkow)
Anne Gill Anne Gill ... Waitress
Emily Jo Emily Jo ... Girl in Bar (as Emily Oehler)
Jim Ford ... Frat Boy #1
Kevin Rogers ... Frat Guy #2
Rebecca Nickeas Rebecca Nickeas ... Bartender (as Rebecca Bond Nickeas)
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Storyline

The relationship between two brothers, a father trying to connect with his sons and the young woman who gets between the three of them. The story begins when Caleb Sinclaire reluctantly picks up his brother Peter at college and brings him and his new girlfriend Emma home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Caleb, who recently broke up with his long-time girlfriend and is wary of relationships, warns Peter that Emma will end up hurting him, but he can't stop himself from being drawn to her. As Caleb's infatuation with Emma grows, he must decide whether to act on his feelings or protect his brother's first love. Written by Anonymous

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How would you protect someone from their first love?

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alattomos érzelmek See more »

Filming Locations:

Winsted, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Alysia Reiner and Adam Scott have both appeared on 'Law and Order' See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Caleb Sinclaire: You know they're all whores, right? All of 'em. I'm not just talking about the little skanks that hang out around your dorm, or frat, or whatever. But actually every woman you've ever known, and every woman you'll ever meet - Mom, Grandma, Aunt Ellen. The fact that they're related to us doesn't make any difference. Cause at the end of the day, given the right set of events, they *will* fuck you over. For the sole reason that they have a vagina, and they can.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Sleeping on the Floor
Performed by Josh Grondin
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Great little film, give it a try.
5 December 2012 | by momentfilms-1See all my reviews

The Vicious Kind may not be what it seems like from the title or the premise, but that turns out to be a good thing, in this little gem of a straight to video film that does pay off if you stick with it to the end. Disillusioned Caleb (Adam Scott), who chain smokes as he tells his newly smitten brother Peter (Alex Frost) that 'They're all whore's-' he's talking about women of course. But no matter how off putting and anti social he might seem at first, Caleb, well guided by Scott's first rate performance, is one of those character's you couldn't ignore if you tried. Peter's new girlfriend Emma Gainsborough (Brittany Snow) might have an upper class name, but we can tell she's not from wealth even if she didn't keep sneaking outside to smoke. But as much as she may be turned off by Caleb's many acts where he well acts out, (including leaving X rated pics of himself with a prostitute for her to find), we know that the bad brother has something to offer that the good one can't possibly provide, and while the third act of the film does not play out too predictably, it would be no surprise to most viewers what happens. But the performances above all make this film watchable, not the least of which comes from J.K. Simmons as Frank, the father who is estranged from Caleb, while inviting of Peter and Emma's budding relationship. Simmons turns in yet another dependable and likable character here, even with the least screen time of the four. Happy endings may not necessarily abound at the end, but at the very least the film leaves it's character's with the promise for a different path.


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