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Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

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

Director:

Neil LaBute

Writer:

Neil LaBute

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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

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A modern immorality tale. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friends and Neighbors See more »

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,710,749, 1 November 1998
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Outside of the six main characters, no one else plays a substantial role in the film. All the other actors are bit players. 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 ...
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Referenced in Happy Endings: Your Couples Friends & Neighbors (2011) See more »

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An excellent movie
3 September 1999 | by Mary-75See all my reviews

"Your Friends and Neighbors" is a movie about relationships, sex and the effects of both. This is pointed out clearly in the beginning when Jerry (Ben Stiller) uses direct address as an introduction. By having Jerry (Stiller) speak directly to the movie audience, LaBute communicates the significance and meaning of his movie. This movie is a fine example of a character-based movie done the right way. LaBute manages to have six very round (if not dynamic) characters whose interactions serve to show the frustration of relationships quite eloquently. One of the best aspects of this movie is the dialogue; the characters' feelings always come through through their conversations. Even Mary (Amy Brenneman) is able to portray her feelings effectively with her concise statements. For example, her response to Jerry (Stiller) when he is trying to become involved with her again is "people are weird, and you couldn't keep your erection." There are countless dialogues like this one, quick-witted and bitterly realistic. If you aren't the kind of person who enjoys a true character-based movie, maybe you should skip this one. All the characters have very real flaws that abrogate any growth, for those of you who crave action and a happy ending; this movie will most likely bore you.


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