Reviewed bystubhallVote: 9/10/10
When I first heard about this movie my main motivation for seeing it wasrelated to the controversy that surrounded it. I had heard all sorts ofthings said about what a misogynistic piece of garbage this was, but notafraid of a few negative reviews I went and saw it.
It's hard to say what impressed me most about this movie. I thought theperformances were excellent, the dialogue was sharp and inciteful and thestory intense. Aaron Eckhart's narcissistic, callous performance wasamazing.
I cannot understand how this movie is misogynistic in any way whatsoever,asthe characters are so hideous there is no way known you could empathisewiththem or consider their behaviour as anything other than abhorrent. Ithought that the snapshot of the corporate male dominated workplace wasfantastic and the picture it painted of testosterone charged malesexcellent.
The ending was amazing and I recall leaving the cinema and not being abletospeak for a full 10 minutes.
See this movie.
Reviewed byTiger_MarkVote: 8/10/10
When I rented this film I had heard a lot of good things about it. I alsoheard that it was a comedy. It was in the comedy section. It was promoted asa comedy. IT WAS NOT A COMEDY! This is a very serious film that is sometimesvery difficult to watch. Moreover, the ending is very depressing. Eckhartplays the biggest jerk in the history of film. A good movie that you willprobably not enjoy watching.
Reviewed byAfraciousVote: 7/10/10
The film begins with two men in an airport lounge, both discussing how theyrecently broke-up with their girlfriends. The first man is named Chad(played by Aaron Eckhart). He is seemingly cordial to talk to but behind thesmiling facade lies a loathsome, callous, spiteful fellow - one who isruthless without showing any sign of remorse - in fact, he seems to derivegreat pleasure and pride from inflicting anguish on others, especiallywomen. The other man is Howard (Mike Mallory), Chad's colleague at work andalso a former member of the same college as Chad. Howard is a quieter chap,and seems to just go along with Chad's comments.
The two men have just arrived in a new town on a six week stay regardingtheir office work. Chad suggests that they date the same woman for theduration of the six week stay then dump her. Howard eventually agrees. Thewoman they pick is Christine (Stacy Edwards), a deaf woman who works intheir office block. Chad thinks Christine is the perfect victim, with herbeing deaf, and mocks her distorted speech to Howard, and refers to her as a'freak'. The two men start to date Christine, but problems start to arisewhen Howard bumps into them both in a restaurant. The film displays thestart of each of the six weeks with a title and a burst of chaotic music.There are a few memorable scenes towards the conclusion of the film. Thefilm focuses on the dog-eat-dog materialistic corporate world, and some ofthe envious and vindictive people that exist within it. I don't want toreveal any more, but I recommend you see this troublingfilm.
Two junior executives on a six week business trip, both of whom have been recently hurt by women, devise a horrible plan to get even with women for their past hurts: They intend to find, romance, and then dump a vulnerable woman. They choose Cristine, and for a while all goes according to plan. However, it soon becomes clear that things are not as simple as they think.