After dabbling in period romances, writer-director Neil LaBute (a KU theater alum) finds himself back on familiar, angry territory in this musing on art, manipulation and the battle of the sexes. Rachel Weisz stars as a graduate student who transforms a nerdy boyfriend (Paul Rudd) into her ideal image, much to the chagrin of his friends. It all leads to one of LaBute's quintessential knife-in-the-back twists.
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