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Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Mary
... Barry
... Terri
... Cheri
... Cary
... 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

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A modern immorality tale. See more »

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$340,288, 23 August 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,710,749, 1 November 1998
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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 »

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Terri: [to Jerry] That's my advice to you: Grow the fuck up.
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Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett
Performed by Apocalyptica
Courtesy of Zen Garden/PolyGram Finland Oy
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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It's good, but should it have been a play rather than a film?
19 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

In the last three years or so we have had three memorable nights of theatre at the Almeida in London in the capable hands of Neil La Bute: Bash, The Distance From Here and especially The Shape of Things. We were very much looking forward to this film.

No surprise, then, that Your Friends and Neighbors (sic) has horrible people, sexual violence, nihilism and a fine, well-chosen cast.

The IMDB jury seems split on whether this is a fine film or a dreadful film; on balance in my view it is a fine film. However, there is little filmic about it and one wonders whether it should have been a play rather than a film.

Of course there's no money in theatre and Neil La Bute has to pay the gas bill sometimes, but I'm not sure this piece is as strong on film as it could be on stage. In that regard, it reminds me of Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago / About Last Night - except I really didn't like that film whereas Your Friends and Neighbors kept our attention throughout and got us talking at length afterwards.

We thought it was well worth seeing.


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