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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The dialogue was written so that the character's names would never be revealed - until the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Terri: [after sex] Where are you going?
Jerry: [Bitter] Out. I wanna talk, I wanna chat.
Terri: We can talk. I just don't want something up my ass while we're doing it.
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Referenced in Happy Endings: Your Couples Friends & Neighbors (2011) 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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It's good, but should it have been a play rather than a film?
19 May 2003 | by ian_harrisSee 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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