• The Shape of Things (2003)

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The Shape of Things

Release Date: May 9th, 2003

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2003

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

"The Shape of Things," a contemporary story of love and art set in a college town, follows the steadily intensifying relationship between Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and Adam (Paul Rudd). As Evelyn strengthens her hold on Adam, his emotional and physical evolution discomforts his friends Jenny (Gretchen Mol) and Philip (Frederick Weller), with unexpected consequences for all.

Cast: Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Frederick Weller

Director: Neil LaBute

Genres: Drama

Production Co: London Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Friend, Friendship, Transformation, Deception, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    LaBute is coming of age as an artist, and his future looks brighter than I ever would have suspected a year ago. Enfant terrible or not, he's starting to become a substantial figure in American film. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    His (LaBute) observation of human nature is keener than before, his dialogue more attuned to ambiguities. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    LaBute has that rarest of attributes, a distinctive voice. You know one of his scenes at once. His dialogue is the dialogue overheard in trendy mid-scale restaurants, with the words peeled back to suggest the venom beneath. show more

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