The Shape of Things
Released May 9, 2003
Writer/director Neil LaBute has created a boldly original movie that is as fascinating as it is unsettling.

A World Premiere as the Centerpiece of the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, The Shape of Things is the new film from writer/director Neil LaBute, who once again explores and explodes modern relationships.

A contemporary story of love, sex, and art set in a college town, the film follows the steadily intensifying relationship between Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and Adam (Paul Rudd). As Evelyn strengthens her hold on Adam, his emotional and physical evolution discomforts his friends Jenny (Gretchen Mol) and Philip (Frederick Weller), with unexpected consequences for all. By turns hopeful and harsh, the quartet of college-age characters deals with the conflicting human desires for autonomy and connection, truth and love, and the notion that seduction is an art.

Cast & Crew

Gretchen MolJenny
Paul RuddAdam
Rachel WeiszEvelyn
Frederick WellerPhilip


Neil LaButeDirector/Writer/Producer
Gail MutruxProducer
Philip SteuerProducer
Rachel WeiszProducer
Tim Bevan & Eric FellnerExecutive Producers
James L. CarterDirector of Photography
Lynette MeyerArt Direction and Costume Design
Joel PlotchEditor

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