It was turned into a film in with the same cast and director. And Fat Pig, one of his other plays, is absolutely disgusting, both in the attitudes its characters present and in the attitude the play has towards those characters and its themes. She also announces that she is not going to marry him and the engagement ring he offered her is simply one of the exhibits of her art installation, the "capper to my time at Mercy".
Finally, Adam stands alone in the gallery. Her work consisted of "sculpting" Adam into a more attractive human being.
She even pretends to fall in love with him, prompting an offer of marriage, whereupon she cruelly exposes and humiliates him before an audience, announcing that he has simply been an "art project" for her MFA thesis. It is left ambiguous as to whether or not Adam and Jenny have sex.
A writer can have a different, even disgusting, point of view but still produce a well-written and compelling work. No confrontation until after the presentation?
His work is terse, rhythmic, and highly colloquial. Plot[ edit ] When nerdy Adam Sorenson Paul Ruddan English Literature major at Mercy, a fictitious Midwestern college, meets Evelyn Ann Thompson Rachel Weiszan attractive graduate art student, at the local museum where he works, his life takes an unexpected turn.
The Shape of Things is about provocation, presented in a provocative way: So check it out. Later, Evelyn cajoles Adam into undergoing plastic surgery to fix his misshapen nose and succeeds in persuading him to cut himself off from Phillip and Jenny, whose relationship she ruins.
But the whole reveal of the twist feels VERY manufactured. He has since formally left the LDS Church. His style bears similarity to one of his favorite playwrights, David Mamet.
Catching her in the act, they discuss the pros and cons of censorship, "flirt" with one another and set up a date later in the week. But Neil LaBute, to my experience, offers little underneath the surface. Set in a small university town in the American Midwest, it focuses on four young students who become emotionally and romantically involved with each other, questioning the nature of art and the lengths to which people will go for love.
Medea Redux is a one-person performance by Calista Flockhart. Like David Mamet a much better playwright in my opinionLaBute seems interested in antagonistic language and blatant misogyny, the latter presumably in service of commentary on our society at large.
The Wicker Man remake absolutely ruins all the redeeming qualities of the original while bashing on women the entire time.
It was written by Dean Craig who also wrote the original screenplay and starred Chris Rock. It ran through March 6. Specifically, the twist itself is revealed through a monstrous monologue tasked with laying out all the deceptions set up previously in the play.May 16, · Watch video · Directed by Neil LaBute.
With Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller. A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation/10(K). The Shape of Things is a play by American author and film director Neil LaBute and a American romantic drama film.
It premièred at the Almeida Theatre, London in with Paul Rudd as Adam, Rachel Weisz as Evelyn, Gretchen Mol as Jenny, and Fred Weller as Phillip. But in THE SHAPE OF THINGS, Neil LaBute’s absolutely chilling report from the sex war’s frontline, where stratagems for sexual humiliations are planned, Adam, the shy chap concerned, takes the video-camera, so to speak, lying down.
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How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS.
A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an /5(42). Neil LaBute completes a trilogy (unofficial, of course) of films about how men and women act and treat each other. "The Shape of Things" (adapted from his 64%. The Shape of Things 2nd Widescreen Version (ed. Gretchen Mol (Actor), Paul Rudd (Actor), Neil LaBute (Director) & 0 more Rated/5(67).Download