ting, cast with a roster of must-see performers (all of whom do a fine job with what they have), and thankfully quite short (80 minutes including credits), BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN is John Krasinski's attempt to capture David Foster Wallace's book on film. Not having read the book, I will only comment on the movie-as-movie -- which does a good
job of making the male of the species seem remarkably hideous. He frets, he whines, he boasts, he betrays and his behavior is generally rude, crude and ugly. Forgive me, but... didn't we already know this -- particularly regarding man when he interacts with woman. On the other hand, if someone is just now making a movie called Brief Interviews with Impossible Women, I shall not be surprised, since -- as a species and as I have stated elsewhere on this blog: We are, all of us, fallible hypocrites.