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Your Friends and Neighbors

Release Date: August 19th, 1998

R|1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Restless and unhappy, two couples get caught up in infidelity and deception. Barry (Aaron Eckhart) is a sullen businessman married to Mary (Amy Brenneman), a writer who is unsatisfied with their relationship. Mary begins an affair with Jerry (Ben Stiller), a smug theater professor and husband of her friend, Terri (Catherine Keener), who is also a writer. Adding to the adulterous mix are Cary (Jason Patric), a callous doctor, and Cheri (Nastassja Kinski), an art-gallery assistant.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Gramercy Pictures

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  • LaBute achieves a bracing originality by observing human folly as a means to understand rather than condemn. Love or hate his films, LaBute is one of the most challenging filmmakers to emerge in years. show more

  • LaBute's "Your Friends and Neighbors'' is to "In the Company of Men'' as Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction'' was to "Reservoir Dogs.'' In both cases, the second film reveals the full scope of the talent, and the director, given greater resources, paints what he earlier sketched. show more

  • It is superbly executed and, for all its pitilessness, it's an intelligent dramatization of the impact that consumerist values have had on the psyche of the North American middle class at the end of the 20th century. show more

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