The Vicious Kind (2009)
Writer and Director Lee Toland Krieger presents a redemption tale focused on Caleb Sinclaire (Adam Scott), a bitter construction worker whose life is turned upside down one Thanksgiving weekend. Estranged from his family, Caleb lives an isolated, but contented life. Following a difficult breakup, he becomes scornful toward women and wears his disdain as a badge of honor. Caleb's resolve is tested, however, when he meets his younger brother Peter's new girlfriend, Emma (Brittany Snow). Immediately distrustful of her, Caleb warns Peter (Alex Frost) that she will only end up hurting him. Despite his best efforts to protect his brother, he finds himself drawn to Emma and surprised by his growing attraction. Caleb's unexpected feelings force him to finally confront the vulnerability he has struggled for so long to conceal.