Your Friends & Neighbors

Your Friends & Neighbors

Director: Neil LaBute

Cast: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener

     
 

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Neil LaBute's second film, the scathing Your Friends & Neighbors comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English,

Overview

Neil LaBute's second film, the scathing Your Friends & Neighbors comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by LaBute and the film's producer, Steve Golin. Fans of LaBute's pointed style should enjoy his comments on the screenplay and Golin offers some insights into the difficulties that came about from working with a minimal budget. The theatrical trailer, and biographies for the cast members round out this solid release from Universal.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
As Neil LaBute moves his characters about like expertly deployed marionettes, Your Friends and Neighbors focuses painfully on people's inability or unwillingness to truly know each other's inner selves. All six principals prove uniquely suited to their parts, from Nastassja Kinski's childlike body language and ability to lend nuance to the same repeated lines, to Aaron Eckhart's bloated, self-satisfied handsomeness, Amy Brenneman's bruised unfulfillment, and Ben Stiller's pseudo-sensitive naval-gazing. As Cary, the wad of testosterone in a thin shell of humanity, Jason Patric gives the film its convincingly ugly heart. The only character to say -- and take -- what he truly wants, he balances out the brilliantly acerbic Catherine Keener's portrayal of a woman who can only tell others what it is she doesn't want. What all this proves about gender roles, or at least LaBute's conception of them, is best left to the contentious conversations sure to follow any viewing. Just remember not to make this a date movie unless you're sure your relationship can weather the storm.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
UPC:
0025192379826
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
62,336

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Cast and filmmakers' bios and filmographies; Filmmakers' commentary with director Neil LaBute and producer Steve Golin

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amy Brenneman Mary
Aaron Eckhart Barry
Catherine Keener Terri
Nastassja Kinski Cheri
Jason Patric Cary
Ben Stiller Jerry

Technical Credits
Neil LaBute Director,Screenwriter
Felipe Borrero Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Breen Production Designer
Albert Cho Asst. Director
Mali Finn Casting
Kristin Glover Camera Operator
Steve Golin Producer
Jeffrey Kushon Set Decoration/Design
Alix Madigan-Yorkin Executive Producer
Metallica Score Composer
April Napier Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd A. Niesen Sound Editor
Jason Patric Producer
Stephen Pevner Executive Producer
Frankie Pine Musical Direction/Supervision
Joel Plotch Editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay Sound Editor
Nancy Schreiber Cinematographer
Philip Steuer Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Practice Makes Perfect [1:36]
2. Main Titles [1:47]
3. It's All About Sex [4:15]
4. Self Satisfied [2:59]
5. Secrets Revealed [:03]
6. Working Out [9:06]
7. Enjoying Art [:09]
8. Sex Stories [1:42]
9. Pick-Up Art [1:20]
10. "We Need to Treat Each Other Like Meat" [7:52]
11. Secret Lovers [1:09]
12. Girl Talk [1:31]
13. Without Sin? [4:12]
14. Out-of-Whack Art [2:49]
15. Timmy Carter [4:28]
16. "That Beats My Story" [:34]
17. Little Secrets [3:28]
18. A Good Person [6:08]
19. "Nobody Actually Likes You" [3:19]
20. Wanting Closure [1:29]
21. Confrontation [3:29]
22. Looking at Art [3:39]
23. "It's Over" [5:31]
24. Unhappily Ever After [:34]
25. Closing Credits [3:15]
1. Practice Makes Perfect [1:36]
2. Main Titles [1:47]
3. It's All About Sex [4:15]
4. Self Satisfied [2:59]
5. Secrets Revealed [:03]
6. Working Out [9:06]
7. Enjoying Art [:09]
8. Sex Stories [1:42]
9. Pick-Up Art [1:20]
10. "We Need to Treat Each Other Like Meat" [7:52]
11. Secret Lovers [1:09]
12. Girl Talk [1:31]
13. Without Sin? [4:12]
14. Out-of-Whack Art [2:49]
15. Timmy Carter [4:28]
16. "That Beats My Story" [:34]
17. Little Secrets [3:28]
18. A Good Person [6:08]
19. "Nobody Actually Likes You" [3:19]
20. Wanting Closure [1:29]
21. Confrontation [3:29]
22. Looking at Art [3:39]
23. "It's Over" [5:31]
24. Unhappily Ever After [:34]
25. Closing Credits [3:15]

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