We haven’t got many screeners in a while but we’ve felt compelled to do another movie review. There hasn’t been a film review since July ninth this year, when we covered “Klown.” So we decided to start doing movie reviews on independent films streaming on Netflix. The theater is extremely expensive, why not do a review on a movie that you’re more likely to watch now then in four months or so, right?
We’re kick-starting the Netflix movie reviews with “The Vicious Kind,’ mainly because it earned two spirit nominations (awards for indie films) in 2010.
If you ever wanted to see Adam Scott play a real dick, a major asshole, then this is your film. He also delivers an outstanding performance.
“The Vicious Kind” is about a man (Scott) trying to warn his brother about the girl he brings home for Thanksgiving. In the midst of the holiday, Scott tries to protect his brother the only way he knows how and that’s by being the dick we were talking about earlier. Even though he tries his best at being a major asshole, he still ends up infatuated with her. While that interesting story unfolds, family secrets come out too, creating a tense, dramatic setting.
The dramatic story basically boils down to what’s right, and what’s wrong.
Too bad I didn’t have a chance to see this movie when it originally came out. Lee Toland Krieger directed and wrote an amazing film. I’ve never seen Scott deliver a performance like that in my lifetime. Brittany Snow did a good job too, much better than her performance in “Prom Night.” But I’m sure that was more of the film’s fault than hers.
The film should be on everyone’s Netflix queue. It’s got great acting, great writing and you get to see Adam Scott in a whole new light.