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Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

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Unhappy couples fall apart and hop into other beds with other people.

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Theater instructor Jerry starts an affair with Mary, and that starts a chain of events that affect their respective partners Terri and Barry and other characters in the film, creating a web of relationships. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for graphic sexual dialogue, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$340,288 (USA) (21 August 1998)

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$4,710,749 (USA) (30 October 1998)
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Production Designer Charles William Breen intentionally avoided using any exterior locations in the film at all in order to give the film an East Coast feel. In reality, the film was shot entirely on location in Los Angeles, except for the notorious steam bath scene, which was shot in a set built on stage. See more »

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Terri: [to Jerry] That's my advice to you: Grow the fuck up.
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Like The Forties
Performed by William Loose
Written by William Loose and Don Great (uncredited)
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A great film about really bad people.
22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is basically the filmed dissatisfaction of upper-class yuppie life. These are people who have everything but seem to live in a swamp of self loathing and hateful arrogance and selfishness. Their tart, affective interplay is like watching a game of mumbletypeg, but with words. These are the kind of people you would not want to live next door to, but these are the people who usually seem to win in our society, sad as that is to ponder.

Jason Patric plays the single most evil person in movie history. His 'shower scene' is sick, twisted, but oddly humorous. You hate yourself for laughing, which is the point. In that way you understand how these people are born. They are us.

This is arrogant mall culture, the kind of American decadence the Soviets warned us about. At least they were right about that.

The film is about how creeps become dissatisfied at their own creepiness. Great dialog, the ending makes complete, yet sad, sense. Our world is mad, and we need to change it, before it eats us whole.


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