Your Friends and Neighbors

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Neil LaBute

REVIEWED: 09-14-98

Pessimistic filmmaker Neil LaBute follows up his much-lauded first film The Company of Men with this bleak and funny look at couple-dynamics. Everyone is named Cary or Jerry or Barry or Cherry or Mary or something here, and they all hop in and out of bed with each other in search of something like satisfaction. Of course, they just end up feeling more despair. LaBute really pushes things over the top with some wonderfully evil characters (Jason Patrick plays a wildly misogynistic gynecologist), and by stubbornly refusing all the characters the tiniest shard of redemption. It's mean, but it's funny too--sort of like if Woody Allen had written Carnal Knowledge.

--Richter

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