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In the Company of Men (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 August 1997 (USA)
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Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

Director:

Neil LaBute (as Neil Labute)

Writers:

Neil LaBute (play), Neil LaBute (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Chad
Stacy Edwards ... Christine
Matt Malloy ... Howard
Michael Martin Michael Martin ... Co-worker #1
Mark Rector Mark Rector ... John
Chris Hayes Chris Hayes ... Co-worker #2
Jason Dixie Jason Dixie ... Intern
Emily Cline Emily Cline ... Suzanne
Roxanne Butler Roxanne Butler ... Flight attendant
Tahirah Essix Tahirah Essix ... Traveler
Julia Henkel Julia Henkel ... Traveler
Sara Pauley Sara Pauley ... Traveler
Cheryl Russell Cheryl Russell ... Traveler
Jasen Savage Jasen Savage ... Traveler / Bank patron
Lynette Smith Lynette Smith ... Traveler
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Storyline

Two junior executives on a six-week business trip, both of whom have been recently hurt by women, devise a horrible plan to get even with women for their past hurts: They intend to find, romance, and then dump a vulnerable woman. They choose Christine, and for a while all goes according to plan. However, it soon becomes clear that things are not as simple as they think. Written by <mbwrite@pipeline.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Are all men bastards...or just misunderstood?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and emotional abuse | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Release Date:

1 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En compagnie des hommes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,006, 3 August 1997

Gross USA:

$2,804,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,804,473
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies." (In the description for the list, the magazine stated, "These are movies about which you could say, "That's Not Entertainment." They're not "rides" or "diversions." They are galvanizing experiences that place squarely in your face all the stuff Hollywood usually presumes you go to the movies to get away from. Films that rearrange your head, that challenge your bedrock ideas about life and love and the big sleep. Consciousness-expanders, in other words, but rarely in a pleasant way. Thank God for them.") See more »

Quotes

Chad: [Snaps his fingers then Yells] Hey!
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Referenced in My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005) See more »

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Why was this movie so controversial?
16 November 2003 | by stubhallSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this movie my main motivation for seeing it was related to the controversy that surrounded it. I had heard all sorts of things said about what a misogynistic piece of garbage this was, but not afraid of a few negative reviews I went and saw it.

It's hard to say what impressed me most about this movie. I thought the performances were excellent, the dialogue was sharp and inciteful and the story intense. Aaron Eckhart's narcissistic, callous performance was amazing.

I cannot understand how this movie is misogynistic in any way whatsoever, as the characters are so hideous there is no way known you could empathise with them or consider their behaviour as anything other than abhorrent. I thought that the snapshot of the corporate male dominated workplace was fantastic and the picture it painted of testosterone charged males excellent.

The ending was amazing and I recall leaving the cinema and not being able to speak for a full 10 minutes.

See this movie.

9/10.


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