• Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

Your Friends & Neighbors

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: July 13th, 1999

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.

Cast: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, Ben Stiller, Josh Dotson, Lola Glaudini

Director: Neil LaBute

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Propaganda Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Keywords: Wife , Forbidden love , Love triangle , Deception , Emotional , Hotel , Witty , Husband , 1990s , Fall , Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    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

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