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Four Eyed Monsters (2005)



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One couple's rocky road toward togetherness is mapped in this comedy drama which melds elements of documentary and fiction. Arin (Arin Crumley) is a struggling independent filmmaker who pays the rent by shooting and editing wedding videos; he loathes the "four-eyed, two-mouthed, eight-limbed" beasts known as couples in love, but he would also prefer to be less lonely than he is. However, Arin is terrified of talking to women, and has a borderline phobia about sexually transmitted disease. On an Internet dating site, Arin meets Susan, (Susan Buice), an artist who wants to pursue a career in painting but in the meantime supports herself by waiting tables. Susan's attitudes about romance are only slightly more optimistic than Arin's, but after exchanging photos and messages, the two sense they have something in common. But both are wary of traditional courtship, so they make an unusual agreement -- they can chat online, they can trade videotapes, they can exchange poems and sketches, and they can communicate by any means besides talking to one another face-to-face. While this arrangement presents a number of challenges, it also opens up their expressive abilities as well as their feelings for one another, and slowly they both find themselves revitalized romantically and aesthetically. Four Eyed Monsters was written, directed, and edited by the real-life couple Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, who in addition to playing themselves loosely based the film on their own courtship; they also distributed the film as well.


Marc Scrivo
as Arin's Roommate
Joe Griffin
as Susan's Roommate
Brad Calcaterra
as Studio Vermont founder
Michael Cuomo
as College Boyfriend
Jeremy Ebenstein
as Ex-boyfriend
Danny Ward
as Ex-boyfriend
Ward Horton
as Studio Vermont Artist
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Critic Reviews for Four Eyed Monsters

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

While some audience members will dismiss it as so much navel-gazing, those closer to their 20s should appreciate how the movie speaks to a generation whose most intimate communications routinely come through the Internet.

March 2, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This innovative chronicle of a truly modern romance conveys, in a painful, darkly humorous way, a variety of ultra-identifiable truths.

December 1, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Fascinating if overly self-involved Slamdance entry is among the few U.S. pics that deliberately smudges the line between non-fiction and invention.

November 29, 2006

This diaristic relationship drama by New York video artist Arin Crumley and animator Susan Buice is so playful and imaginative that only at the very end... does its narcissism become off-putting.

November 29, 2006 | Full Review…

A fresh, witty, and contemporary take on the perennial boy-meets-girl story.

November 28, 2006 | Full Review…

Charming homemade movie is a surprisingly successful experiment in collaborative creativity.

February 15, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Four Eyed Monsters


I normally love Indie films but this was mediocre. I felt like I watching a home movie that some kids made..

Ida Kern
Ida Kern

Super Reviewer

Unique blend of modern romance and technology.

William Goss
William Goss

Super Reviewer

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