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''Your Friends & Neighbors'' is a 1998 BlackComedy/drama film, written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=]. Like his previous film ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' it stars Creator/AaronEckhart, along with Creator/BenStiller, Creator/AmyBrenneman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Creator/NastassjaKinski and Jason Patric.

The film follows a pair of ordinary middle-class couples (Stiller and Keener in one, Eckhart and Brenneman in the other), neither of which is particularly happy, secure or sexually fulfilled. In search of excitement and satisfaction, the couples experiment with adultery. The couples are accompanied by a womanizing doctor (Patric) and an artist's assistant who works in a gallery (Kinski).

The film is notable for being the first film to be reviewed on Website/RottenTomatoes.

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''Your Friends & Neighbors'' is a 1998 BlackComedy/drama BlackComedy film, written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=]. Like his [=LaBute=] and starring Creator/AaronEckhart (who'd appeared in [=LaBute=]'s previous film ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' it stars Creator/AaronEckhart, along with Creator/BenStiller, film, ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen''), Creator/AmyBrenneman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Creator/NastassjaKinski Creator/BenStiller, Creator/NastassjaKinski, and Jason Patric.

The film follows a pair of ordinary middle-class couples (Stiller and Keener in one, Eckhart (Eckhart and Brenneman in one, Stiller and Keener in the other), neither none of which is whom are particularly happy, secure or sexually fulfilled. In search of excitement and satisfaction, the couples experiment with adultery. The couples are accompanied by a womanizing doctor (Patric) and an artist's assistant who works in a gallery (Kinski).

The film is notable Notable for being the first film to be reviewed on Website/RottenTomatoes.Website/RottenTomatoes.


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''Your Friends & Neighbors'' is a 1998 BlackComedy/dramedy film, written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=]. Like his previous film ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' it stars Creator/AaronEckhart, along with Creator/BenStiller, Creator/AmyBrenneman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Creator/NastassjaKinski and Jason Patric.

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''Your Friends & Neighbors'' is a 1998 BlackComedy/dramedy BlackComedy/drama film, written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=]. Like his previous film ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' it stars Creator/AaronEckhart, along with Creator/BenStiller, Creator/AmyBrenneman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Creator/NastassjaKinski and Jason Patric.


* ADateWithRosiePalms: In his first scene, Barry admits to a colleague that his favourite sexual partner is "himself", and he finds masturbating more pleasurable than sex with any woman.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: In his first scene, Barry admits to a colleague that his favourite sexual partner is "himself", and he finds masturbating more pleasurable than sex with any woman.woman, including his wife.


* DrJerk: Cary is a doctor, and shamelessly abuses his position of authority (such as pilfering some hospital letterheaded paper in order to send a letter to an ex informing her that she has tested positive for HIV). Not to mention his admitting to [[spoiler:having gang-raped a classmate in high school]].

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* DrJerk: Cary is a doctor, and shamelessly abuses his position of authority (such as pilfering some hospital letterheaded paper in order to send a letter to an ex falsely informing her that she has tested positive for HIV). Not to mention his admitting to [[spoiler:having gang-raped a classmate in high school]].


* DepravedBisexual: Cary already seemed like the most actively malicious character in a cast primarily made up of unlikeable jerks, but his depravity is cemented when asked what his greatest sexual experience was, and he describes [[spoiler:an incident in high school, when he and three of his classmates gang-raped a fellow classmate.]]

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* DepravedBisexual: Cary already seemed like the most actively malicious character in a cast primarily made up of unlikeable jerks, but his depravity is cemented when asked what his greatest sexual experience was, and he describes [[spoiler:an incident in high school, when he and three of his classmates gang-raped a fellow (male) classmate.]]

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* ClusterFBomb: Much like ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', the MPAA threatened to give this film an NC-17 rating almost entirely due to its foul-mouthed dialogue and frank discussions of sexuality, in spite of it being entirely devoid of violence and drug use and almost entirely lacking in onscreen nudity.

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* CoverVersion: An arrangement of "Enter Sandman" by Music/{{Metallica}} for string orchestra plays over the opening credits.


''Your Friends & Neighbors'' is a 1998 BlackComedy/dramedy film written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=]. Like his previous film ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' it stars Creator/AaronEckhart, along with Creator/BenStiller, Creator/AmyBrenneman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Creator/NastassjaKinski and Jason Patric.

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''Your Friends & Neighbors'' is a 1998 BlackComedy/dramedy film film, written and directed by Neil [=LaBute=]. Like his previous film ''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'' it stars Creator/AaronEckhart, along with Creator/BenStiller, Creator/AmyBrenneman, Creator/CatherineKeener, Creator/NastassjaKinski and Jason Patric.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Although filmed in Los Angeles, the city the film takes place in is never specified. Palm trees visible in the background of one shot were digitally removed in post-production to preserve the ambiguity and the sense that the story could take place anywhere in the US.


--> '''Other character:'' Very.

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--> '''Other character:'' character:''' Very.


* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Cheri works as an artist's assistant in a gallery. Every other character individually visits the gallery, and the conversations between Cheri and the other character always begin with exactly the same exchanges:

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Cheri works as an artist's assistant in a gallery. Every other character individually independently visits the gallery, and the conversations between Cheri and the other character always begin with exactly the same exchanges:


* MostWritersAreWriters: Mary is a journalist. Terri is a copywriter who writes the copy on the side of tampon boxes, among other products.



--> ''Cheri:'' Hi.
--> ''Other character:'' How are you?
--> ''Cheri:'' Fine, thanks.
--> ''Other character:'' Is this a part of a collection or is it...?
--> ''Cheri:'' No, it's just a single piece. Nice, isn't it?
--> ''Other character:'' Very.
--> ''Cheri:'' First time here?
--> ''Other character:'' Hm-mm. You?
--> ''Cheri:'' No, I work here.
--> ''Other character:'' Work? Really? Are you an artist?
--> ''Cheri:'' No. Artist's assistant.

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--> ''Cheri:'' '''Cheri:''' Hi.
--> ''Other character:'' '''Other character:''' How are you?
--> ''Cheri:'' '''Cheri:''' Fine, thanks.
--> ''Other character:'' '''Other character:''' Is this a part of a collection or is it...?
--> ''Cheri:'' '''Cheri:''' No, it's just a single piece. Nice, isn't it?
--> ''Other '''Other character:'' Very.
--> ''Cheri:'' '''Cheri:''' First time here?
--> ''Other character:'' '''Other character:''' Hm-mm. You?
--> ''Cheri:'' '''Cheri:''' No, I work here.
--> ''Other character:'' '''Other character:''' Work? Really? Are you an artist?
--> ''Cheri:'' '''Cheri:''' No. Artist's assistant.

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Cheri works as an artist's assistant in a gallery. Every other character individually visits the gallery, and the conversations between Cheri and the other character always begin with exactly the same exchanges:
--> ''Cheri:'' Hi.
--> ''Other character:'' How are you?
--> ''Cheri:'' Fine, thanks.
--> ''Other character:'' Is this a part of a collection or is it...?
--> ''Cheri:'' No, it's just a single piece. Nice, isn't it?
--> ''Other character:'' Very.
--> ''Cheri:'' First time here?
--> ''Other character:'' Hm-mm. You?
--> ''Cheri:'' No, I work here.
--> ''Other character:'' Work? Really? Are you an artist?
--> ''Cheri:'' No. Artist's assistant.

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