Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Brief Interviews With Hideous MenThis post lists items about John Krasinski’s ‘Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,’ the film adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s book which John wrote the screenplay for, directed, and co-stars in. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.

The film also stars Julianne Nicholson, Will Arnett, Bobby Canavale, Dominic Cooper, Max Minghella, and Timothy Hutton. It opened in limited release in September 2009.

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  1. I’m so excited for John and wish him the best of luck this week at Sundance!! I can’t wait to see the movie.

  2. Looks fantastic! I hope this has been entered in East Coast film festivals as well! Anyone know if and/or when festival films are shown on the Sundance channel?

  3. My mom is going to Sundance this year and I’m trying to convince her to see John’s movie. (If she gets in, she better get his autograph!)

  4. finally! I’ve been waiting for this movie for three years now. I can’t wait to see it. I hope he enters into iffboston.

  5. Honestly, I love Jim Halpert as a TO character. But I think I love John Krasinski as an actual real life person even more. The movie looks great, he’s so humble, and everything I’ve seen him do is just… awesome. Life would be so much better if there were more people like him around.

  6. I so want this to be well-received for him. He’s one of the good guys in Hollywood and he deserves it. From all I’ve read, it sounds great. What he took on was no easy feat and I’ll be sending good vibes his way on Monday.

    I hope to someday be able to see his passion project.

  7. John Krasinski AND Josh Charles on the same project? Life doesn’t get better than this. Good luck at Sundance!

  8. anyone at sundance and have extra tickets to this screening (any day)? long shot i know…but i’ve been trying my best! thanks.

  9. Wow…I can’t believe this movie is finally getting screened! I read the book when I heard Krasinski was filming it (3 years ago now!) and I am very interested to see how he has managed to translate DFW’s prose into film. Fingers crossed for everyone involved!

  10. Good luck, John! I hope the film makes to my local theater. I’m so anxious to see just how he made Wallace’s book come alive.

  11. This clip looks great. Love the music.

    Way to go, John! I really hope this can get distributed somehow. I don’t exactly live in a major metropolitan area, so no hope for seeing it in a theater, but maybe a dvd will be available for sale?

  12. Said a little prayer today for you, John! Hope everything goes well at Sundance! Can’t wait to see the movie!

  13. Just saw John at Sundance for a bit. He looked nervous, but excited. I didn’t see the movie, but there was a really big crowd there. Ed Helms was also there, but “dangit” I missed him.

  14. I’ve been reading some reviews on “Brief Interviews”, and am pleased to see that it appears John is getting some very positive buzz. Of course there are comments about him being a first time director making some errors, and that some things might not mesh between stories, but it looks like he’s getting some nice pats on the back.

    Here’s hoping a distributor picks this up so the rest of the world can see it.

  15. Well I don’t know the official numbers or anything, but John’s movie seems to be doing extremely well. I’ve gone to try and see it twice now but all the times were sold out and they only got 10-12 people in from the standby line. Tomorrow is its last showing and I’m going to try again. Wish me luck! Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads-up from someone at the festival. His movie is impossible to get into! At least for a slacker who didn’t get tickets early enough. Way to go, John!!

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