The Vicious Kind [DVD] [2008]

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  • Release Date: 02/23/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Commentary with director Lee Toland Krieger & actor Adam Scott
  • Director's commentary
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Deleted & extended scenes
  • Trailer


The Vicious Kind
Untrusting of women following a bitter breakup on the eve of Thanksgiving, a misanthropic construction worker finds himself inexplicably attracted to his younger brother's new girlfriend. Caleb Sinclaire (Adam Scott) has just been through a particularly difficult breakup. Isolated, yet strangely contented with his newly single status, Caleb wears his distain toward women as a macho badge of honor. However, when Thanksgiving weekend arrives and Caleb meets his younger brother Peter's (Alex Frost) new girlfriend, Emma (Brittany Snow), his initial attempts to convince his sibling that the relationship will yield nothing but pain are quickly sidelined by his growing attraction to the beautiful girl. His vulnerability gradually bubbling to the surface over the course of the holiday weekend, Caleb is soon forced to confront the feelings that he's been trying so desperately to conceal beneath a swaggering facade. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brittany Snow
    Brittany Snow - Emma Gainsborough
  • Adam Scott
    Adam Scott - Caleb Sinclaire
  • J.K. Simmons
    J.K. Simmons - Donald Sinclaire
  • Alex Frost
    Alex Frost - Peter Sinclaire

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adam Scott shines in this little-known gem

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    I was engaged from the first scene. When I first saw Adam Scott in it, all I could think about was Derek from Step Brothers. He honestly surprised me, though. He has some serious acting range in this movie. He plays his character so well that you forget all about his unforgettable role as Derek. He's now Caleb, a very bitter construction worker who seems to view all women as vicious and cruel. His brother, Peter, is dating Emma (played by Brittany Snow); a sweet young woman with jet black hair and a smoking habit that she tries to hide. But Adam Scott is still able to pull of his comedy genius as his cold and dark humor really puts a smile on your face once you get to know the character and realize he's harmless. Caleb is driving his brother and his girlfriend to his father's house for Thanksgiving. But Caleb and his father don't get along and haven't spoken in almost a decade. Caleb drops Peter and Emma off and then goes and stays in a motel. Caleb has pretty bad insomnia which stresses him out and makes him prone to sudden outbursts of anger. He is very comical but in a dark and subtle way. He becomes infatuated with Emma and most of the story is the interaction between her and Caleb. One of the most memorable quotes from the movie occurs when Caleb is contemplating making love with Emma even though she is still dating his younger brother, Peter. Something about how he doesn't want to hurt his brother but he doesn't know any other way to teach him a lesson about how harsh women can be. It's certainly a very deep scene. It's difficult to find a good drama with real-world humor. The dialogue between Caleb and everyone he meets always has this cold, humorous, and subtle message. It's definately a must-see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Storyline


    This movie has a way of sucking you's called repulsive see a train wreck waiting to happen in the story line but you want to see which path they choose. It appears at first to be a really slow storyline but all in all it turns out to be a good movie about a family broken and how one girl brings them back together through very strange's has a good story line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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