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Title The shape of things [videorecording] / Focus Features and Universal Pictures present ; a Working Title production ; in association with Pretty Pictures ; producers, Neil LaBute, Gail Mutrux, Philip Steuer, Rachel Weisz ; written & directed by Neil LaBute.
Published Universal City, CA : Universal, [2003], c2002.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997.2 .S537 2003    IN LIBRARY
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, James L. Carter ; art director, Lynette Meyer, Christopher H. Lawrence ; editor, Joel Plotch ; music, Elvis Costello ; costume designer, Lynette Meyer.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features include feature commentary with director Neil LaBute and Paul Rudd; "The shape of things: from stage to screen"; welcome to Mercy College, theatrical trailer.
System Reqs DVD, Region 1 encoding, stereo., surround, digitally recorded.
Cast Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Frederick Weller.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexuality.
Summary Adam is a college student who works part-time as a security guard at the university's art museum. One evening, Adam spies student, Evelyn, preparing to deface a statue - she is offended that a fig leaf has been used to "censor" a statue of a nude male. Adam and Evelyn begin dating, and she begins remaking Adam into the sort of boyfriend she'd prefer. Under her influence, Adam loses weight, gets contact lenses, changes his hairstyle, starts dressing better, and assumes a cooler and more confident personality. Adam's pal Philip notices the changes in his friend and isn't happy.
Language English or French dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles and English captions for the hearing impaired.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Self-perception in men -- Drama.
Body image -- Social aspects -- Drama.
Art -- Censorship -- Drama.
Genre Romantic comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names LaBute, Neil. producer, screenwriter, director.
Mutrux, Gail. producer.
Steuer, Philip. producer.
Weisz, Rachel, 1970- actor producer.
Mol, Gretchen. actor.
Rudd, Paul. actor.
Weller, Frederick. actor.
Carter, James L. director of photography.
Plotch, Joel. editor of moving image work.
Costello, Elvis. composer.
Meyer, Lynette. art director.
Lawrence, Christopher H. art director.
Focus Features.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Working Title Films.
Pretty Pictures (Firm)
ISBN 0783272219
Standard # 025192281327
Publisher # 22813 Universal
OCLC number 52710166