Adapting a book of short stories by postmodern master David Foster Wallace is an ambitious task for any screenwriter, but it's an especially impressive undertaking for a first-time filmmaker. The Office
actor John Krasinski makes his directorial debut with this bleak comedy that boasts a talent-filled roster of actors, but its loosely connected source material probably should have stayed on the shelf, rather than venturing onto the screen.
Julianne Nicholson stars as Sara, a graduate student whose recent, painful breakup drives her to begin studying men. Each person she interviews reveals a startling mean streak, especially when it comes to women. Su...