Movie where an art student manipulates her boyfriend and turns this into
May 14, 2007 6:29 AM   Subscribe

I'm desperately looking for the name of this contemporary US movie [spoilers within!]:

A university student meets the girl of his dream and realizes, while he attends her defense at the end of the movie, that she was working all along on changing his personality, appearance, etc. for her art thesis. He was basically the piece of art.
posted by V-Turn to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Shape of Things. Brutal movie.
posted by Constant Reader at 6:33 AM on May 14, 2007 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: That's the one, thank you very much!
posted by V-Turn at 6:37 AM on May 14, 2007

Based on a play by Neil LaBute, who also directed the movie.
posted by arco at 6:43 AM on May 14, 2007

If you liked the exploration of just how shitty people can be to each other you should definitely check out his movie In The Company of Men.
posted by phearlez at 7:30 AM on May 14, 2007

Huh. It sounds a bit like the book The Magus, too. Great read, by the way.
posted by malaprohibita at 8:38 AM on May 14, 2007

Seconding phearlez. Aaron Eckhardt is brilliant in that film.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 9:24 AM on May 14, 2007

Just finished reading The Magus about a week and a half ago, malaprohibita, and it was my first thought too.
posted by JaredSeth at 9:29 AM on May 14, 2007

posted by phearlez at 12:57 PM on May 14, 2007

Mod note: Spoilers moved inside, some comments deleted. Any further discussion of spoilerism, etc, to the metatalk thread, please.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:02 PM on May 14, 2007

yeah great movie whenever i have this problem i just type the name of the actor into the and find all his work and try to figure out which movie it is.
posted by Rolandkorn at 5:42 PM on May 14, 2007

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