Another in a line of movies that examines a dysfunctional family, The Vicious Kind can be slow at times, but it still delivers. This is a story about the Sinclaire family that consists of a father (masterfully played by J.K. Simmons) and two estranged brothers with very different personalities. Caleb Sinclaire is chain-smoking, nervous and dark person, recently dumped by his girlfriend he’s in a women-hating mood. When he picks up his brother Peter and his new girlfriend Emma to drive them home, Caleb directs all his hate towards Emma. He will try to warn his brother that Emma will cheat and destroy him, like all the women in his life did to him, but in this process he will discover that hate is not the only thing that he feels for Emma.

Characters are well developed and I really enjoyed that fact, since the current trend is depersonalization of the characters in the benefit of the story. This is actually a movie about Caleb and his relationships and life issues, that happens to involve his family. Although it is labeled as an indie miracle movie, I would not praise it so much, it is a decent drama flick about love, family and other fun stuff. Enjoy…

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Cast: Adam Scott, Brittany Snow, Alex Frost, J.K. Simmons, Vittorio Brahm, Bill Buell

Fun Fact: The screenplay was originally set in a small town in Rhode Island, but the film was shot in Norfolk, CT, which also became the character’s hometown.


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