The Shape of Things

Director: Neil LaBute
Year Released: 2003
Rating: 2.0

Or, what it must really be like to date Tracey Emin. LaBute got a lot of flack for making his early misogynist success, In the Company of Men, so this time the men are getting theirs in just fashion by the women who pretend to love them (or demand that they change). And while the ending is a real kicker, the movie is robotic in execution: the scenes move on indefinitely as the actors slowly go through every ridiculous line of LaBute's unrealistic dialogue. Paul Rudd isn't a very convincing nerd (he plays the role too broadly) and neither is Rachel Weisz as a revolutionary art student (she tries too hard to appear intelligent).