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Neil LaBute's second film, YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS, is a dark comedy of manners that follows two unhappy couples and their single friends through a series of emotional and physical entanglements. Barry (Aaron Eckhart) and Mary (Amy Brenneman) are a married couple plagued by sexual frustration. Their friend Jerry (Ben Stiller), a theater professor, lives with his girlfriend, Terri (Catherine Keener), who's sick of his endless bedroom banter. Added to the fold are Cary (Jason Patric), a narcissistic, womanizing doctor, and Cheri (Nastassja Kinski), a free-spirited gallery assistant. While Jerry hopes to have an affair with Mary, Terri strikes up a relationship with Cheri, leading to a host of humorously painful conflicts. Cleverly framed by scenes in which each character examines the same painting in Cheri's gallery, the film presents an unflinchingly harsh look at relationships. More than anything else, it pinpoints--with hilarious effect--the human inability to communicate. Perfectly cast and expertly acted, YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS furthers LaBute's reputation as a challengingly original filmmaker.
Saw this movie when it first came out. Jason Patric should have been nominated for a supporting actor Oscar, for his monologue about a gang rape. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margaret Wilburn
Love Labute's work. Well done, but it made me sad about how messed up people can be in relationships.Published 13 months ago by Olive
Catherine Keener and Jason Patric are amazing here. There isn't an ounce of pretension or phony compromise in their scenes. Read morePublished 22 months ago by mr. contrarian
I had to look forever for this movie. It came I scratched and still plays well even in a bluray player.Published on March 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
That one word, "Neurosis", can serve to sum up the theme of this exploration into adult behavior; the traps we fall into, allowing ourselves to be manipulated, twisted and turned... Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by G. Bowman Jr.
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An intense and unsparing film from Neil LaBute, who was quite a writer/director before he did The Wicker Man, Your Friends & Neighbors is a must-watch... Read more
"Your Friends and Neighbors" (1998) is the second film by director/writer Neil LaBute and it tells the story of three couples and their complicated friendships and relationships. Read morePublished on January 30, 2007 by Galina
Yeah, what to really say about "Your Friends And Neighbors", kind of an all star cast, and definately not what to expect in a movie. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by B. Stutsky
Your Friends & Neighbors stars Jason Patric (NARC, The Alamo), Nastassja Kinski (One Night Stand, Little Boy Blue), Ben Stiller (Envy, Duplex), Catherine Keener (The 40 Year Old... Read morePublished on November 13, 2005 by Mike Bolts