Your Friends & Neighbors
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

This modern morality tale explores male-female relationships, with a dark comedic commentary on social interactions and sexual politics among upscale urbanites. After womanizer Cary is seen rehearsing make-out lines into a tape recorder,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 25, 1999
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77%
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63%



Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may strike some viewers as cold and unpleasant, Neil LaBute's Your Friends & Neighbors is an incisive critique of sexual politics wrapped up in a scathing black comedy.

Emanuel Levy
Variety

This honorable follow-up to LaBute's stunning debut, In the Company of Men, which also dissects sexual politics, is well acted by the entire ensemble.

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Chicago Tribune

LaBute's characters are just cold, pretty figures striking art film poses while spouting corrosive but predictably theatrical dialogues.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The actors are fine across the board, but the stand-out is Catherine Keener.

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John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail

It is superbly executed and, for all its pitilessness, it's an intelligent dramatization of the impact that consumerist values have had on the psyche of the North American middle class at the end of the 20th century.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

LaBute's Your Friends and Neighbors is to In the Company of Men as Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction was to Reservoir Dogs.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

It's both a daring composition and a repelling look at gender warfare.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

With LaBute, you get a filmmaker who cuts to the timeless heart of sexual warfare.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

A fascinatingly mean-spirited erotic comedy set in a realm of self-absorbed fantasy and overdetermined intergender misunderstanding.

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James Rocchi
Netflix

You will not like Your Friends and Neighbors; it's intense, unflinching and uncomfortable. You won't look away from it, though, and you won't forget the people it showed you for a long time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Six people with various sexual inadequacies act cruelly toward one another. Because it's essentially a character study, I couldn't think of a better… More
Film Crazy
its an ok movie a bit weird and some of the time im not to shore as to what is actually going on really but i guess watchable but isnt that interesting to be… More
Michael S
Neil LaBute's follow up to "In the Company of Men" is another brilliantly vicious and savage dark dramedy... this time focusing on the… More
Arash Xak
Another Interesting movie by LaBute, & it was the first time that I didn't find Stiller annoying
Steven Carrier
Neil LaBute's "Your Friends & Neighbors" is quite possibly the meanest film I have ever seen. These characters are some of, if not, the worst… More
Stella Dallas
a brutal black comedy about sex and relationships. nearly as painful as todd solondz' happiness and almost as harsh as labute's wicked first feature,… More

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