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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Chad.

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Chad.Chad is handsome, charming, intelligent, and an unrepentant sociopathic monster.


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%%* InLoveWithTheMark: Howard provides a variant.

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%%* * InLoveWithTheMark: A non-lethal variant. Ostensibly, the plan is for Chad and Howard provides a variant.to date Christine simultaneously, and then dump her on the same day. Over the course of six weeks, Howard finds himself developing real affection for Christine.


It tells the story of two {{Jerkass}} co-workers, Chad (Eckhart) and Howard (Molloy), who have recently been dumped by their respective girlfriend and fiancée, seeking revenge against the female gender. So Chad cooks up a scheme that involves going out with and baiting an insecure young deaf coworker named Christine (Creator/StacyEdwards), then breaking up with her and emotionally destroying her. Noted for its extremely realistic and casual portrayal of misogyny and its dark character study, the film received good reviews and won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. The film marked the first in a series of collaborations between [=LaBute=] and Eckhart, including [=LaBute=]'s second film ''Film/YourFriendsAndNeighbors''.

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It tells the story of two {{Jerkass}} co-workers, Chad (Eckhart) and Howard (Molloy), who have recently been dumped by their respective girlfriend and fiancée, seeking revenge against the female gender. So Chad cooks up a scheme that involves going out with and baiting an insecure young deaf coworker named Christine (Creator/StacyEdwards), then breaking up with her and emotionally destroying her. Noted for its extremely realistic and casual portrayal of misogyny and its dark character study, the film received good reviews and won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film marked the first in a series of collaborations between [=LaBute=] and Eckhart, including [=LaBute=]'s second film ''Film/YourFriendsAndNeighbors''.


It tells the story of two {{Jerkass}} co-workers, Chad (Eckhart) and Howard (Molloy), who have recently been dumped by their respective girlfriend and fiancée, seeking revenge against the female gender. So Chad cooks up a scheme that involves going out with and baiting an insecure young deaf coworker named Christine (Creator/StacyEdwards), then breaking up with her and emotionally destroying her. Noted for its extremely realistic and casual portrayal of misogyny and its dark character study, the film received good reviews and won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.

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It tells the story of two {{Jerkass}} co-workers, Chad (Eckhart) and Howard (Molloy), who have recently been dumped by their respective girlfriend and fiancée, seeking revenge against the female gender. So Chad cooks up a scheme that involves going out with and baiting an insecure young deaf coworker named Christine (Creator/StacyEdwards), then breaking up with her and emotionally destroying her. Noted for its extremely realistic and casual portrayal of misogyny and its dark character study, the film received good reviews and won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.
Festival. The film marked the first in a series of collaborations between [=LaBute=] and Eckhart, including [=LaBute=]'s second film ''Film/YourFriendsAndNeighbors''.


''In the Company of Men'' is a cult 1990s independent black comedy/drama film written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=] and starring Creator/AaronEckhart and Creator/MattMolloy.

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''In the Company of Men'' is a cult 1990s 1997 independent black comedy/drama film written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=] and starring Creator/AaronEckhart and Creator/MattMolloy.


* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Chad got away scot-free]], though to be fair Creator/AaronEckhart himself stated that Chad would end up in rehab ten years later, and sociopaths do tend to burn out (he would have amassed a reputation for sadism and hurting others and now no one will trust him). So even if Karma doesn't get him in the film it may catch up to him eventually.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Chad got away scot-free]], though to be fair Creator/AaronEckhart himself stated that Chad would end up in rehab ten years later, and sociopaths do tend to burn out (he would have amassed a reputation for sadism and hurting others and now no one will trust him). So even if Karma doesn't get him in the film [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty it may catch up to him eventually.eventually]].

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Downplayed. We see the brief act and its result, but at an angle and with no closeups.


* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: Chad's girlfriend didn't really break up with him, ostensibly his motivation for the "game" in the first place.]]

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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: Chad's girlfriend didn't really break up with him, ostensibly his motivation for the "game" in the first place. More generally, the main twist is that the Chad's game isn't really played against Christine (its victim though she undoubtedly is) - it's against Howard.]]


''In the Company of Men'' is a cult 1990s independent black comedy/drama film written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=] and starring Creator/AaronEckhart and Matt Molloy.

It tells the story of two {{Jerkass}} co-workers, Chad (Eckhart) and Howard (Molloy), who have recently been dumped by their respective girlfriend and fiancée, seeking revenge against the female gender. So Chad cooks up a scheme that involves going out with and baiting an insecure young deaf coworker named Christine (Stacy Edwards), then breaking up with her and emotionally destroying her. Noted for its extremely realistic and casual portrayal of misogyny and its dark character study, the film received good reviews and won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.

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''In the Company of Men'' is a cult 1990s independent black comedy/drama film written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=] and starring Creator/AaronEckhart and Matt Molloy.Creator/MattMolloy.

It tells the story of two {{Jerkass}} co-workers, Chad (Eckhart) and Howard (Molloy), who have recently been dumped by their respective girlfriend and fiancée, seeking revenge against the female gender. So Chad cooks up a scheme that involves going out with and baiting an insecure young deaf coworker named Christine (Stacy Edwards), (Creator/StacyEdwards), then breaking up with her and emotionally destroying her. Noted for its extremely realistic and casual portrayal of misogyny and its dark character study, the film received good reviews and won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.


* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Chad got away scot-free.]]
** Though to be fair Creator/AaronEckhart himself stated that Chad would end up in rehab ten years later, and sociopaths do tend to burn out (he would have amassed a reputation for sadism and hurting others and now no one will trust him). So even if Karma doesn't get him in the film it may catch up to him eventually.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Chad got away scot-free.]]
** Though
scot-free]], though to be fair Creator/AaronEckhart himself stated that Chad would end up in rehab ten years later, and sociopaths do tend to burn out (he would have amassed a reputation for sadism and hurting others and now no one will trust him). So even if Karma doesn't get him in the film it may catch up to him eventually.


* FauxAffablyEvil: Chad is very charismatic and plays the role of a gentleman well enough, but he's really a sexist, sadistic, sociopathic {{Jerkass}}.



* TheSociopath: Once again, Chad. He is a charming and confident man, able to easily befriend anyone and appear as likable guy (which greatly help him seducing Christine), a skilled manipulator and a master liar. He is also without any empathy and remorse, hurting people for his own profit (in Howard's case) and fun (in Christine's case).

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* TheSociopath: Once again, Chad. He is a charming and confident man, able to easily befriend anyone and appear as a likable guy (which greatly help helps him in seducing Christine), a skilled manipulator and a master liar. He is also without any empathy and remorse, hurting people for his own profit (in Howard's case) and fun (in Christine's case).


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* InLoveWithTheMark: Howard provides a variant.

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* SmugSnake: Chad

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* {{Jerkass}}: Chad. Howard also counts, but due to how pathetic he ends up becoming, some people think of him as a JerkassWoobie. Chad comes across as a JerkWithaHeartofJerk

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* {{Jerkass}}: Chad. Howard also counts, but due to how pathetic he ends up becoming, some people think of him as a JerkassWoobie. Chad comes across as a JerkWithaHeartofJerk JerkWithAHeartOfJerk


* HeManWomanHater: Chad. Howard comes across as this initially, but redeems himself.

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* HeManWomanHater: Chad. Howard comes across as this initially, but possibly redeems himself.himself, depending on your interpretation of his actions at the end.

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