The Shape of Things (2003)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


The Shape of Things (2003) Poster

A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation.


6.7/10
10,551

Videos


Photos

  • Frederick Weller in The Shape of Things (2003)
  • Neil LaBute and Rachel Weisz in The Shape of Things (2003)
  • Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd in The Shape of Things (2003)
  • Paul Rudd in The Shape of Things (2003)
  • Rachel Weisz at an event for The Shape of Things (2003)
  • Gretchen Mol and Paul Rudd in The Shape of Things (2003)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 April 2006 | claudio_carvalho
9
| Cruel and Heartless Tale of Seduction and Manipulation
Adam Sorenson (Paul Rudd) is a simple, insecure and shy student that works half period as a security guard of a museum and in a rental. He meets the anarchist and transgressor student of Arts Evelyn Ann Thompson (Rachel Weizs) trying to paint a penis in an important statue, and after arguing with her, in the end they schedule a dinner. Evelyn becomes his girlfriend and he introduces his best friends, Jenny (Gretchen Mol) and Phillip (Frederick Weller), to her. As long as they stay together, Adam's behavior changes and his appearance and confidence improve influenced by Evelyn. He has an affair with Jenny, betraying and lying to Evelyn and to Phillip, and destroying their friendship. When Evelyn presents her thesis for the Master degree, Adam is surprised with revelations.

When I saw the cruel "In the Company of Men" in 1997 or 1998, I became a great fan of Neil LaBute. However, his next good movies have never been in the same level of his debut. In "The Shape of Things", Neil LaBute is in shape again and presents a magnificent cruel and heartless tale of seduction and manipulation. I felt the same surprise as Adam with the plot point of the story, which is a great study of human behavior, with excellent performances of Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Arte, Amor e Ilusão" ("Art, Love and Illusion")

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



How Jillian Bell Will Make a 'Splash' With Channing Tatum

Jillian Bell, star of the new comedy Brittany Runs a Marathon, shares her comedic influences and dishes on an '80s reboot with Channing Tatum.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com