Quick Review of “The Vicious Kind”

by Simon on December 13, 2009 · 1 comment

In a sharply scripted comic drama, Brittany Snow stars as the pensive Emma, a girl caught between two quite different brothers. The younger, Peter, is sweet, polite and inexperienced whilst his older brother Caleb is cynical, hurting from a failed relationship, and prone to lashing out with a blistering tongue – especially at women. When Peter introduces new girlfriend Emma to Caleb, her resemblance to his ex brings back mixed emotions, complicated by Emma’s obvious attraction to the tough man in pain.

tvk_onesheet_final5_web.jpgWhat could easily have disintegrated into a stereotypical tale of a dysfunctional family is kept both smartly funny and poignantly real by the depth of the performances and the quality of the script from first time writer/director Lee Toland Krieger.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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