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Your Friends and Neighbors (1998)

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

Director:

Neil LaBute

Writer:

Neil LaBute
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Amy Brenneman ... Mary
Aaron Eckhart ... Barry
Catherine Keener ... Terri
Nastassja Kinski ... Cheri
Jason Patric ... Cary
Ben Stiller ... Jerry
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Three couples. A dozen relationships. A million problems. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic sexual dialogue, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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The filmmaker's wished for the audience to be unclear on the film's location, claiming it "Anytown, USA". They purposely avoided any distinguishing shots of the city, and even had to digitally erase some palm trees in the background of some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Cary: Okay, I see. You're a real piece of work, you know that?
Terri: That's great.
Cary: Nobody actually likes you, you're aware of this?
Terri: Are you for real? Nobody likes you either.
Cary: I don't get your kind. You women are all the same. You give my friend nothing but grief, always coming off like some dyke bitch. How do you live with yourself?
Terri: What the fuck is the matter with you? You treat women like sex objects then real people.
Cary: Hey, you don't want to have a drink with me, that's fine. I can take a hint. I have a healthy...
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Special thanks to Christy See more »


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Quartet Op. 105, No.14
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
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Could These People Be More Screwed Up?
18 November 2000 | by gbheronSee all my reviews

Good movies do not have to be about pleasant subjects, many excellent films are about depressing subjects or have sad endings. Neil Labute's first two movies are definitely not happy, and delve deeply into the dark side of modern human existence. They both address the same issue, human dysfunction and evil amidst the bounty of white collar America. In "Your Friends and Neighbors", Labute has us eavesdrop on two Yuppie couples and their friends. For various reasons (mostly of a sexual nature), the couplings are disintegrating, and we're treated to listening in on the action; in bedrooms, in restaurants, and in steam rooms. Labute writes excellent dialogue and the movie is well acted. Unfortunately, "Your Friends and Neighbors" lacks the dramatic punch of his first film. We just watch as the characters screw up their lives, and the lives of their supposed friends and loved-ones. Afterwards you just want to take a shower. A toss-up to grade; if it sounds interesting rent it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$340,288, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$4,714,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,714,658
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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